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COME AND SEE GERMANY!

John Heartfield

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

1936

Photogravure

14 3/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (37.47 cm x 26.04 cm)

Gift of Roger R. Smith

1991.30

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This montage was part of a special issue of AIZ that offered an unofficial guide to the host city and country. A two-page map showed the locations of prisons and concentration camps throughout Germany. Heartfield stresses that the Berlin Olympics are providing the Nazis with a marvelous propaganda opportunity (see November 28, 1935 montage). He emphasizes Goebbels’s physical deformity – a clubfoot – and the Nazi’s beastliness by transforming it into an animal’s hoof.

Keywords
Commercial Art
Germany
Photogravure
Photomontage
Politics
Propaganda
World War II