A victory of communism in Germany had means war!
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- Ein Sieg des Kommunismus in Deutschland hatte Krieg bedeutet! Deutschland das schlachtfeld zwischen Weiss und Rot!! [A victory of communism in Germany means war! Germany the battlefield between white and red !!]
- A victory of communism in Germany had means war!
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- Fischer, Hugo
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- 1920 - 1939
- Between the Wars
Communism & Cold War
- 22 x 31 page (centimeters, height x width)
- An essential part of Hitler's rise to power was his ability to convince the German public and key industrialists that chaotic economic conditions would lead to a communist state. "Accordingly, the Nazi propaganda brochure Ein Kampf um Deutschland (A Struggle for Germany), which was published with a foreword by Hitler, stated that members of the German Communist Part intended to murder all the Nazi Party leaders - but that was not all. They also planned to blow up a series of public buildings, expropriate the wealthy members of the national community, do away with support for the unemployed, and establish a state ruled entirely by Communist Party big shots. Hermand 2013, 7. The brochure was heavily illustrated with dramatic photos and large captions, and includes this map.
The map shows a massive arrow of Soviet hordes funneling into Germany from the east, along with communists from England, Belgium, France, Italy and Czechoslovakia. In bold letters, the map proclaims "A victory of communism in Germany means war! Germany the battlefield between white and red!!"
The brochure was authored by Hugo Fischer, the deputy propaganda officer of the Nazi Party. It was issued in the run up to the Reichtag election on November 12, 1933, and the final page urges readers to vote "Ja" in the election. In fact, by this time Hitler had succeeded in banning all opposition parties, and the official ballot contained only the names of Nazi Party candidates and 22 Party-sanctioned "guests," so voters had no real choice.
For another early Nazi map raising the alarm of communism, see, e.g., ID #2031, "Vermin" (1934).
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- Fischer, Hugo. 1933. Ein Kampf um Deutschland [A Battle for Germany]. Berlin: Gesamtverband deutscher antikommunistischer Vereinigungen [General Association of German anti-communist associations].
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- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography, #8548. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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