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Nazi Party poster for the 1932 presidential election: Hitler v. Hindenburg

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.461

Nazi Party poster with photographs of 20 men supporting Hitler or Hindenburg in the 1932 presidential election. We choose Hinderburg is written in pseudo-Hebrew font and his supporters are men who brought shame on Germany with the Versailles Treaty, as well as years of social unrest and hyperinflation. The men choosing Hitler are prominent Nazi Party members, including Goering, Goebbels. Rosenberg, and Rohm. Hindenburg, the aging but still popular World War I (1914-1918) Field Marshal, was up for re-election. Hitler ran against him, with the slogan Freedom and Bread. Hindenburg won 49 % of the March vote to Hitler's 30%, short of the needed absolute majority. In the April run-off election, Hitler gained 2 million votes, for a 36% share, but Hindenburg won the presidency with 53% of the vote. The Nazi Party continued its massive surge in popularity in the July Reichstag elections, winning over 37% of the vote, making it the largest political party in Germany. Fearing political chaos or a Communist victory, Hindenburg and his advisors turned to the Nazi Party for support. In January 1933, Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Chancellor. By summer, the Nazi dictatorship was in control of the country. This handbill is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Artwork Title
Wir Wahlen Hindenburg! Wir Wahlen Hitler!
Alternate Title
We choose Hindenburg! We choose Hitler!
Date
1932  (publication/distribution)
Geography
manufacture : Leipzig (Germany)
publication : Munich (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
Nazi propaganda
Object Type
Handbills (tgm)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:16
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