The High Style of Nazi Propaganda


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  • 1926


The True Leader of

the Marxist Unity List


In the years of the Republic's relative prosperity, that is from 1925 to 1929, the NSDAP was constantly searching for issues that would bring it an enlarged following. Repeatedly, however, it found little new to offer and fell back upon the clichés which had characterized its earliest forms of propaganda: Anti-Semitism.

This poster from 1926, with its caricature of a Jewish intellectual, remained the old-stand-by for Nazi appeal. The un-cut hair and beard, the yamulka, and the "oriental" eyes were standard parts of this picture. The word JUDA, written on the forehead in vaguely Hebrew script, is from the German word for Jew, which is Jude.

The point of such propaganda was to claim that International Socialism (of both the Communist and SPD variety) were led by international Jews.

The caption at the bottom reads:

Völkisch minded Germans,

vote the Völkisch-Social Block.

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