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John Heartfield

Weil er sich aufs Programm der NSDAP berief

(Berlin, Germany, 1891 - 1968, East Berlin)

1933

Photogravure

14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. (37.6 x 26.4 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Roger R. Smith

1991.23

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The Nazi Party’s official title was the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP). There were power and class struggles between the SA, composed largely of the unemployed and blue collar workers, and the mostly middle class SS (Shutzstaffel or Protective Squadron), which was Hitler’s elite guard. Many SA members demanded a “second revolution” to fulfill the promises of socialism that had helped the NSDAP gain power. Wilhelm Frick (1877-1946), Hitler’s minister of the interior, was responsible for dealing with opponents of the Nazis, such as the dissenting SA member being led away.

Keywords
Propaganda
Politics
Photogravure
Germany
Commercial Art
World War II
Photomontage