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Poster with a caricature of a fat Jewish banker as a product of Bolshevik revolution

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.662

Color poster size version of a Nazi propaganda handbill made in the 1950s for exhibition purposes. It presents a caricatured, obese Jewish capitalist as "the true and only goal of the Bolshevik "World Revolution." The handbill was issued in 1941, the year Germany broke the German-Soviet Pact of August 1938 and invaded the Soviet Union. Hitler and Nazi propaganda efforts often warned of the threat Germany faced from the worldwide Jewish conspiracy and the dominance of Jews in Bolshevik leadership. This poster could be used within Germany to promote the war. The handbill was used in areas of the Soviet Union, such as Ukraine, that were occupied by Germany. In those countries, they encouraged the local population to assist German efforts to eradicate the Jewish population and to be loyal to Germany, and reject the Soviets. 2004.231.1 is a handbill of this poster image that workers were required to post in Ukrainian factories. This poster is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials

Artwork Title
Bolschewistischen "weltevolution!"
manufacture:  approximately 1955
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:50:43
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