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Poster of John Bull and Stalin joining the Jewish conspiracy

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.345

Nazi propaganda poster issued in German occupied Serbia in early 1942 for the Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition. It depicts the head of a sinister, caricatured Jew as the puppet master of international Jewry, watching two cartoon figures, John Bull for England, and Stalin for the Soviet Union, shaking hands over a map of Europe. Many different languages were spoken in the territories controlled or coveted by the Third Reich. Nazi propgandists often issued the same posters in multiple languages. This poster had French, German, and Serbian versions. This Nazi was comprised of multiple territoriesempire controlled The Nazi propaganda In June 1941, Germany launched a surprise attack on their ally, the Soviet Union, breaking the pact made in 1939, a temporary measure to aid the invasion of Poland. Since the 1920s, Hitler had denounced the Soviet Union as a stronghold of the Jewish Bolshevik conspiracy which threatened Germany's safety and the plan to attack the USSR was underway in 1940. The German attack led to an alliance between the Soviet Union and Great Britain, as well as the United States, countries already at war with Germany. Yugoslavia was invaded and dismembered by the Axis powers in April 1941. Germany annexed most of Slovenia and placed Serbia under military occupation. The exhibition was organized by the Serbian puppet government of Milan Nedic in collaboration with the German occupiers. This poster is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Artwork Title
The Jewish Plot Against Europe
publication/distribution:  1942
manufacture: Belgrade (Serbia)
distribution: Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition; Belgrade (Serbia)
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:30:29
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