The Third Reich
Nazi Propaganda

1935-1938

 

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  • 1937

 

Adolf Hitler's Road in Art

This poster from 1937 advertizes an exhibit of works of art which portrayed the building of the Autobahnen.

The graphic is a version of a gigantic stature by Joseph Thorak which was to be placed at an entrance to the Autobahn. It is one of a series of 54' high sculptures which Hitler personally commissioned in 1937.

This particular sculpture shows a muscular German worker lifting a steel girder into place, as if it were a shot-put. The continued emphasis upon athletic graphics is a central theme in Nazi art throughout this period.

The legacy of the Olympic Games lived on for at least two more years.

 

The Munich Exhibition Hall, Theresien Hill
From 16 September to Middle of October, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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