Propaganda Posters


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  • Summer 1919


and Death

but never Peace


This is still another anti-Bolshevik poster from the summer of 1919. It contains the now-standard graphical illustration of the results of Bolshevism -- starvation and death, especially as affecting women and children.

Despite the fact that the German Empire had fallen largely as a result of anti-war sentiment and the loss of the war, Germans were convinced that the radical Sparakists and their Socialist allies had stabbed Germany in the back. Hence these posters, with their warnings of the illusionary promises of Communism, served primarily a political purpose -- to blame Germany's defeat and present suffering upon the radical groups advocating economic and political reforms

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