The High Style of Nazi Propaganda


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  • 1926

Part of Nazi Anti-Semitism was the charge that the USSR was run by Jews, and that a majority of the Bolshevik leaders were Jews. Although they produced little evidence to support this charge, the Nazis carefully developed the theme year after year.

In this cartoon, which ran in the Nazi newspaper the Völkischer Beobachter, and later appeared as a popular poster, the stereotyped figure of a Jew is shown escorting Death into Germany from a ruined Russia.

This charge of Jewish involvement in the Communist International was, of course, particularly relevant in Bavaria, where Jews from Russia had played a prominent role in the abortive Bavarian Soviet Republic of 1919.

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