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Poster of a German soldier attacking a Jewish Soviet soldier killing civilians

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.361

Antisemitic, anti-Soviet German propaganda poster distributed in contested Polish and Ukrainian war zones between 1941 and 1944. It features a giant German soldier attacking a grotesque, giant Jewish Soviet soldier slaughtering civilians. In September 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union invaded and divided Poland, which included Ukraine, per the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. On June 22, 1941, Germany broke the pact and invaded the Soviet Union. To frighten and gain the support of the local populations, Germany produced graphic propaganda showing Soviets and Jews committing horrible acts against civilians, especially children and women. It also emphasized the Soviet Union’s role as an aggressor nation advancing the Jewish-Bolshevik conspiracy to control the world. This poster is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of anti-Semitic visual materials.

Artwork Title
Death to the Murderous Jewish Bolshevik Plague
publication/distribution:  approximately 1941-approximately 1944
distribution: Ukraine
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:30:32
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