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This is Nazi Brutality. 1942.
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Description: ARTIST: BEN SHAHN (1898-1969) SIZE: 28 3/8 x 38 3/8 in./72 x 97.5 cm PRINTER: U.S. Gov’t Printing Office, Washington, DC DESCRIPTION: When a Nazi official was shot by two Czechs in 1942, the Germans retaliated by literally wiping out the entire mining village of Lidice. Over a ten-hour period, every man in the city was shot, while the women and children were sent to concentration camps. This massacre became an eye-opening emblem of Nazi brutality the world over. Here, by not allowing the viewer to see the man’s face, we can impose any image – ourselves even – on the figure, making the poster all the more visceral and horrifying a reminder of that day’s events. This poster was issued by the U.S. Office of War Information. (War; Propaganda)

Dimensions: 28 3/8 x 38 3/8 in./72 x 97.5 cm

Artist or Maker: BEN SHAHN (1898-1969)

Medium: Poster

Date: 1942

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at folds.

Literature: Ref: Affiches/WWII, vol. VI, cover; Shahn/Morse, 16; Shahn/Hiroshima, 29; Shahn/Prescott, VII; Shahn, 144; Takashimaga,127; PAI-LIII, 450
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This is Nazi Brutality. 1942.

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Oct 28, 2018
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Description: ARTIST: BEN SHAHN (1898-1969) SIZE: 28 3/8 x 38 3/8 in./72 x 97.5 cm PRINTER: U.S. Gov’t Printing Office, Washington, DC DESCRIPTION: When a Nazi official was shot by two Czechs in 1942, the Germans retaliated by literally wiping out the entire mining village of Lidice. Over a ten-hour period, every man in the city was shot, while the women and children were sent to concentration camps. This massacre became an eye-opening emblem of Nazi brutality the world over. Here, by not allowing the viewer to see the man’s face, we can impose any image – ourselves even – on the figure, making the poster all the more visceral and horrifying a reminder of that day’s events. This poster was issued by the U.S. Office of War Information. (War; Propaganda)

Dimensions: 28 3/8 x 38 3/8 in./72 x 97.5 cm

Artist or Maker: BEN SHAHN (1898-1969)

Medium: Poster

Date: 1942

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at folds.

Literature: Ref: Affiches/WWII, vol. VI, cover; Shahn/Morse, 16; Shahn/Hiroshima, 29; Shahn/Prescott, VII; Shahn, 144; Takashimaga,127; PAI-LIII, 450

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