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German propaganda poster showing a colored map of Eastern and Northern Europe

Object | Accession Number: 2018.236.1

Propaganda map of Northern and Eastern Europe distributed by the National Propaganda Office of the Nazi Party showing previous German territorial boundaries compared with their military expansion as of 1941. The map shows German occupied territory in red overlaid with the German borders before and during WWI. The poster was published by the National Propaganda Office, which controlled the film, radio, theater, and press and chose what information to distribute to the public. By 1941, Germany had made alliances with Italy, Finland, Bulgaria, and Hungary and had conquered France, Norway, and every European nation in Eastern Europe. On June 22, 1941, Germany, with the support of its allies, invaded the Soviet Union, and by September, they had advanced past the city of Smolensk. The poster implies that information about German defeats from the Soviet Union and Britain are lies and presents Germany’s territorial expansion throughout Eastern Europe as evidence.

Alternate Title
Unser Vormarsch im Osten Tatsachen gegen Lügen
Our advance in the East, Facts Against Lies
manufacture:  approximately 1941 September
distribution: Germany
manufacture: Dresden (Germany)
Nazi propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Lucinda Pollack
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:24:09
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