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Set of six lobby cards for the movie, “Tomorrow- the World!” (1944)

Object | Accession Number: 2018.590.122

Set of six lobby cards for the film, “Tomorrow- The World!” released by United Artists in December 1944. Lobby cards are promotional materials placed in theater lobby windows to highlight specific movie scenes, rather than the broader themes often depicted on posters. The film was based on a popular 1943 Broadway play of the same name, and centers around a 12-year-old member of the Hitler Youth who moves to the United States to live with his American uncle. Despite his parents’ deaths in a concentration camp, the young boy is entrenched in Nazi ideology, and is arrogant, insulting, and outwardly antagonistic towards his uncle’s Jewish fiancée. The adults debate over the best way to handle the boy, and by extension, Nazi Germany. After a more physical tactic ends in disaster, the characters find that a compassionate and loving approach breaks through. This serves as a metaphor for how to treat the ordinary German citizens living under the brutality of the Nazi regime. “Tomorrow, the World!” carries an underlying message that they were unwillingly forced into the Nazi ideology, and the film promotors even suggested that local discussions should held. This object is one of more than 1,200 objects in the Cinema Judaica Collection of materials related to films about World War II and the Holocaust as well as Jewish, Israeli, and biblical themes.

Cinematic Release:  1944 December 29
creation: United States
distribution: United States
Object Type
Lobby Cards (lcsh)
Display cards.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ken Sutak and Sherri Venokur
Record last modified: 2020-12-15 15:49:05
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