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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

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

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    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
    publication/distribution:  1934 August
    Geography
    publication: Munich (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    Markings
    front, top, red ink : Führer wir folgen Dir! / Alle sagen Ja! [We follow the leader you enjoy! Everyone says Yes!]
    front, lower center, black ink : Reichspropagandaleitung der NSDAP. München
    Contributor
    Distributor: Reichspropagandaleitung der N.S.D.A.P.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Posters
    Category
    Nazi propaganda
    Physical Description
    Newsprint poster with an offwhite border and ¾ length black and white photographic image of Hitler superimposed over a black and white photographic image of a crowd of men, women and children. Most audience members have their right arms raised in salute. Hitler is pictured from the knee up; his right arm on his right hip and his left arm lies next to his left hip. His hair is parted on the right and swoops to the left. He wears a coat over a military jacket with a Sam Browne belt and a cross shaped medal on the left breast pocket. Above and to the right of Hitler is large German fraktur text printed in red ink. There is publishing information near the lower edge in black ink. There is pencilled text on the reverse.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 32.250 inches (81.915 cm) | Width: 22.375 inches (56.833 cm)
    Inscription
    reverse, cursive, pencil : L[?]lus Gambul Lin[?]gow
    reverse, vertically, pencil : PLAKAT A.H. 11-

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The poster was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-09-06 09:40:01
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