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Object ID

2019.2.217

Object Name

Broadside

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Description

Broadside with four squares of illustrations, titles “Grippe” in upper right corner.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Schweitzer, used the pen name “Mjolnir,” or Thor’s hammer. He was recruited by Joseph Goebbels to produce Nazi propaganda caricaturing Jews and other Nazi opponents. He was also a member of the S.S. He became the “Reich Commissioner for Artistic Design.”

The captions read:

“The Jews Hilferding, master of inflation. The world Jew does not want the German Mark.”

“Hunger.”

“We build homes in France. But Germans must live like this.”

“On February 11, 1922 the French have occupied the Ruhr because too few telegraph poles has been delivered.”

This work, signed by Schweitzer with his alias “Mjolnir,” was apparently discarded by the Munich city library.

Dimensions

7 1/2 x 11"

Keywords

Hans Schweitzer, Mjolnir, Miolnir, Joseph Goebbels

Subcollection

1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program; Internment Camps

Hans Schweitzer,

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