Nazi Posters


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  • 1924


First crucify Christ ...

then profit from his Feast day

The background and origins of this poster are difficult to reconstruct. It appears in many forms and on many separate occasions. This version may indeed be the original, and may date from 1924.

While Hitler was in prison, his party was run by Alfred Rosenberg, the Russian emigré who had brought to Germany the infamous forgery, "Protocols of the Wise Men of Zeion." This poster is typical of Rosenberg's approach.

It features the characteristic charge that the Jews had been responsible for Christ's death. Here, mocking Jews scoff at Jesus and even spit on Him as He dies on the cross.

In the second picture, a grinning Jewish businessman admires his store decorated up for a special Christmas Sale.

This graphic will subsequently appear on a number of Nazi posters.

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