The High Style of Nazi Propaganda


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  • 1928
Vote List Ten

The Blow Must Go Home!


For the Reichstag elections of 1928, Hitler's propaganda posters further radicalized the rhetoric and symbols. Here, it is not some anonymous bank that is being smashed, but a political opponent. Only a fist, it implies, can handle such scum. And it uses the Nazi's favorite symbol -- the rolled up sleeves of a German [Nazi] worker, who is called upon to do his manly duty.

The poster does not specify why or even for whom the blow is required. But the physiogomy of the victim is clearly meant to be Jewish. The very opposite of the muscular German, the victim is pictured as flabby and cringing. It is a celebration of violence without even specifying the cause.

Below the scene, the inscrption reads:

The National Socialist German Workers Party
The Hitler Movement

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