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Book drive poster for postwar US Army Assistance Program activities for German youth

Object | Accession Number: 2007.359.2

Broadside acquired by Margit Morawetz Gyorgy announcing a book collection drive for a youth program in Germany after World War II. It was held under the auspices of the U.S. Army Assistance Program to German Youth Activities. Established in 1946, the Program oversaw the re-education of former Hitler Youth. Margit worked as a youth activities specialist for the program. Margit's mother, Lilly, had sent her to study in Paris in 1938 because the expansion of German rule posed a threat to their life in Prague. Lilly joined Margit there a year later, but because she was an Austrian citizen, was imprisoned as an enemy alien after France declared war on Germany following the German invasion of Poland in September 1939. Lilly was released when Germany occupied France in May 1940. She and Margit escaped to Portugal and, in 1941, were able to immigrate to the US. After America's entry into World War II, Margit worked for the Office of War Information, making use of her knowledge of languages. After the war, Margit worked for this program, re-educating former Hitler Youth in Furth, Germany.

Artwork Title
Gammeltag für das deutsche Buch
Alternate Title
Lazy day for the German book
Date
1947  (publication/distribution)
Geography
distribution : Furth (Bavaria, Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
Postwar posters
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margit Meissner
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Record last modified: 2018-01-24 14:26:47
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