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Poster with a caricature of Stalin praying to a menorah and top hat

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.663

Color poster of what was likely a newspaper editorial cartoon made in the 1950s for exhibition purposes. It has a Stalin caricature in traditional peasant dress praying before a menorah and a silk top hat like those typically used in depictions of capitalists or upper class gents. The original cartoon would have run in 1941, the year Germany broke the German-Soviet Pact of August 1939 and invaded the Soviet Union, with the participation of Italy, an Axis partner. It employs themes often used by Hitler and in Nazi propaganda efforts warning of the worldwide Jewish capitalist conspiracy and the control of the Bolsheviks and Communists by Jewish cabals. This poster is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Artwork Title
Die Plutokratie einst von Stalin
1941  (publication/distribution)
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:03
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