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Nazi propaganda poster entitled "Washington in Kriegzeiten," issued by the "Parole der Woche," a wall newspaper (Wandzeitung) published by the National Socialist Party propaganda office in Munich.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 68768

Nazi propaganda poster entitled "Washington in Kriegzeiten," issued by the "Parole der Woche," a wall newspaper (Wandzeitung) published by the National Socialist Party propaganda office in Munich.

"Hotbed of Crime": Washington in War Time!
Under this headline the American newspaper, the "Washington Post" published an essay in which they state, among other things, the following:
"In the past record year 1941 the capitol city of Washington has had 1224 cases of rape, 8000 minor and 1010 major cases of theft and 2616 cases of car theft. Prostitution flourishes here unlike in almost any other city and roughly half of the prostitutes suffer from venereal diseases. The brothels of Washington vie with the war scenes of the Pacific in incapacitating American Soldiers. It is no coincidence that Washington ranks first in statistics on crime. The reason lies with the social living conditions of thousands of residents, who as families are forced to be crowded into filthy slums!"
This is the much praised freedom and social equality that Roosevelt wants to bring to the people!
Any Commentary would be Redundant!

Date
1942 August 05
Variant Locale
Muenchen
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Museum Purchase
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