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Referendum poster for Hitler's election as Führer featuring Hitler superimposed over a large crowd

Object | Accession Number: 2004.686.2

Poster produced for the August 19, 1934, referendum to approve Hitler as Fuhrer, consolidating the positions of President and Chancellor of Germany. The poster has a photograph of Hitler in uniform superimposed over a large crowd of people giving the Heil Hitler salute. Hitler had been appointed Chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg on January 31, 1933. Hitler assumed the role of Fuhrer on August 4, 1934, two days after the death of von Hindenburg. The vote was held to legitimize the position and solidify his dictatorial authority. Ninety percent of the population voted in favor of Hitler.

Artwork Title
Fuhrer wir folgen dir! Alle sogen ja!
Alternate Title
We follow the leader you enjoy! Everyone says Yes!
Date
1934 August  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Munich (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
Nazi propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-08-07 15:26:23
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