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Illustration of a Jew urging a Soviet soldier to whip a woman

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.362

Antisemitic, anti-Soviet German propaganda illustration distributed in contested Polish and Ukrainian war zones between 1941 and 1944. It was removed from a periodical. On one side is an illustration of an Orthodox Jew whispering in the ear of a savage looking Soviet soldier clutching a struggling woman in his arm. On the other side is a photograph of 4 distraught women displaced and wounded by the war. 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 illustraiotn is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of anti-Semitic visual materials.

publication/distribution:  approximately 1941-approximately 1944
distribution: Ukraine
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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