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Eternal Jew The poster for the 'Eternal Jew' exhibition, 1937 ©© * There is some debate what is in his hand...some have said land, others have said a heart.

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1 Eternal Jew The poster for the 'Eternal Jew' exhibition, 1937 ©© * There is some debate what is in his hand...some have said land, others have said a heart (look at the shape)...in other words taking the heart out of good loyal Germans.

2 Eternal Jew The hand is begging for money – Jews were accused of greed (money lenders w/ extortionist interest rates) The print type is somewhat hieroglyphic, occult, and satanic-looking (Hebraic form of German – implying Jewish control of Germany) He is holding a whip. He is a ‘slave-driver’ There is a hammer and sickle on a map of the western part of the USSR – suggests a link between Jews and Communism * He is hunched over – suggests Jews are not normal (demonic in appearance – “spawn of the devil; killers of Christ) The poster for the 'Eternal Jew' exhibition, 1937 ©© * There is some debate what is in his hand...some have said land, others have said a heart (look at the shape)...in other words taking the heart out of good loyal Germans.

3 Slide #3 “The seed of peace, not dragon's teeth” cartoon of Hitler, from the magazine Kladderadatsch, 22 March 1936 ©©

4 The seed of peace not dragon’s teeth “The seed of peace, not dragon's teeth” cartoon of Hitler, from the magazine Kladderadatsch, 22 March 1936 ©© There is an angel. This suggests that German greatness is a positive thing and not a threat The imagery is quite deliberate. It is based on a parable in the Bible in which a man sows seeds. Suggests a link between Hitler and God Hitler = Jesus Hitler is walking on a map of Europe, eastward The archangel Gabriel – announcing a new order?

5 Slide #4 German Students Fight for Hitler and Nation

6 Blonde hair, athletic, fit, strong, good looking This young man is blonde haired and well- dressed. This is a typical Nazi view of young men The Nazi flag is prominently displayed. A sense of power is conveyed. The word “VOLK” (folk) (people) is used. The word, “Kampft”- struggle or fight. All students were forced to join the Hitler Youth – Boy Scouts declared a Jewish plot.

7 after 1936 This poster makes a direct Christ comparison. Just as a dove descended on Christ when he was baptized by John the Baptist, so what looks to be an eagle hovers against the light of heaven over an idealized Hitler. The text: "Long live Germany!." A strong, numerous, and united Germany – power granted from God. Oak leaf border = symbol of strength and longevity in Nazi iconography Sun = halo

8 "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it people will eventually come to believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels Nazi Propaganda Minister

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10 Two propaganda versions of Adolf Hitler show the German dictator from opposite viewpoints. A pro-Hitler poster, left, portrays him as a heroic warrior crowned with a halo of light. An anti-Hitler cartoon, right, pictures him as a ridiculous, loudmouthed tyrant. (U.S. Army Center of Military History; National Archives, Collection U.S. Office of War Information)


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