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Maker(s):Shahn, Ben (designer); United States Office of War Information (publisher); United States Government Printing Office (printer)
Culture:American (1898-1969)
Title:This is a Nazi Brutality
Date Made:1942
Type:Poster
Place Made:United States; Washington DC
Measurements:Sheet: 38 1/4 in x 28 1/2 in; 97.2 cm x 72.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, ctr. (typed): This is Nazi brutality/ RADIO BERLIN. - - IT IS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED: -/ ALL MEN OF LIDICE - CZECHOSLOVAKIA - HAVE BEEN SHOT:/ THE WOMEN DEPORTED TO A CONCENTRATION CAMP:/ THE CHILDREN SENT TO APPROPRIATE CENTERS-- THE/ NAME OF THE VILLAGE WAS IMMEDIATELY ABOLISHED./ [6/11/42/115P]
Accession Number:  MH 2017.29.137
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
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Description:
WWII poster; Figure of a man in a suit standing facing the viewer with a hood/sack over his head, arms by his sides with his wrists chained. A brick wall behind him with a small corner of sky at the top of the poster. Red text and yellow bands with black writing diagonally across the center of the poster.

Tags:
wars; propaganda

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