George Grosz, The Agitator (1928) ABC Gallery http://www.abcgallery.com/G/grosz/grosz-2.html
Weimar Republic Hitler during the “Beer Hall Putsch” (1923). This was the Nazis first (failed) attempt at seizing power.
Weimar Republic After years of political instability and economic problems, Germany, along with much of the world suffered through a devastating Great Depression beginning in 1929. http://econ161.berkeley.edu/tceh/Slouch_Purge15.html
The Great Depression Famous photograph by Dorothea Lange of Florence Owens and her children outside a migrant workers’ camp in California during the Great Depression.
Nazis Come to Power It was under these conditions, when huge numbers of people lost their jobs, that Hitler and the Nazi party came to power in Germany in 1933. Nazi electoral propaganda posters for the 1932 German election. "Workers: The Brain and the Fist! Vote for the frontsoldier Hitler!" (source: The Rise of the Dictators: 1919-1939 by Peter Banyard. Gallery Books, New York City. 1986, p. 18.) "Fight hunger and despair! Vote for Hitler!" (source: "An Exhibition of German Posters," May 8 through June 15, 1963, New School for Social Research, New York City.) http://www2.facinghistory.org/Campus/weimar.nsf/ID/A50A6DC98BE7438885256CDE00581D88?OpenDocument
Nuremberg, Germany, April 1945 In 1939 World War II broke out. World War II
Kathe Kollwitz, Nie wider Krieg! [Never again War] (1924)