Image: Aufrüstung Tut Not! (Armament is Necessary!)
(Berlin, Germany, 1891 - 1968, East Berlin)

Aufrüstung tut not! (Armament is Necessary!), from AIZ, Vol. 11, No. 46, November 13, 1932, page 1091. , 1932

15 in. x 10 in. (38.1 cm x 25.4 cm)
Museum Acquisition Fund
Heartfield brings the dead of World War I back to life so they can deliver an ironic warning.  The skeletons predict that the wealthy industrialists who profited so enormously from the First World War have a vested interest in creating another conflict, whatever the cost in human life.  World War II started seven years later when Germany invaded Poland.

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