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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown (designer); United States Office of War Information (publisher); United States Government Printing Office (printer)
Culture:American
Title:The Nazis Burned These Books
Date Made:1943
Type:Poster
Place Made:United States; Washington DC
Measurements:Housing: 28 in x 22 in; 71.1 cm x 55.9 cm; Sheet: 27 15/16 in x 20 in; 71 cm x 50.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (typed): Ten years ago:/ THE NAZIS BURNED/ THESE BOOKS; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (typed): ...but free Amercians/ CAN STILL READ THEM
Accession Number:  MH 2017.29.136
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
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Description:
WWII poster; Black and white photgraph of Nazis and people not in uniform giving the Nazi salute in front of a pile of burning books. Red and white text across the top of the image. Red box with white text across the bottom.

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