German Propaganda Posters – Antibolshevism Exhibition

Tad found a great collection of Nazi Propaganda that has been collected by a college professor in Michigan, Randall Bytwerk. I’ve shown plenty of WW2 propaganda posters but the majority have been from the Allied side of the war and I’m using this opportunity to showcase the types of propaganda used by the Germans and will be highlighting some of these posters over the next few months.

In an effort to promote the Nazi Party’s campaign against other peoples and ideologies, the Reich’s Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda created posters in an attempt to sway public opinion. One action included an antibolshevism exhibition in 1937 that delineated what the Nazi party saw as the failings and dangers of communist activity. Here are some of Randall’s posters and comments involving Antibolshevism and below that an excerpt from the campaign, “The Great Anti-Bolshevist Exhibition “:

The Nazis staged an anti-Bolshevism exhibition in 1937. The program for the event is also available.

The Great Anti-Bolshevist Exhibition

Bolshevism without its Mask

“Spain is the crossroads of the world.” That is what the Bolshevist central organ Die Rundschau wrote in its issue Number 11 of 22 July 1937. These words hit the mark on the international significance of the Spanish situation. That is what it is. Here, the choice must be made between Bolshevism on the one side, meaning destruction and anarchy, and authority, meaning order and construction, on the other side.

Europe should see and recognize the danger of Bolshevism. We will never tire of pointing it out. Without fear, we want to point the finger at the Jew, the instigator, the cause, and the beneficiary of this terrible catastrophe: “See, there is the enemy of the world, the destroyer of cultures, the parasite among the peoples, the son of chaos, the incarnation of evil, the ferment of decomposition, the plastic demon of the collapse of humanity.”

– Dr. Goebbels, Reichspropagandaleiter of the NSDAP

Bolshevism throughout the World

The world is once again filled with the noise of war, of bloody uprisings, strikes, and mutinies, of terror and cowardly murder. Irreconcilable brotherly hatred divides the peoples and saps the strength of their lives. Mankind and peoples seem to stand helplessly against a confusing and senseless game played by mysterious, unknown forces. Yet behind all the senseless rage of destruction stands a single power whose aim is to destroy the culture of the peoples of this earth and build its bloody world domination on the ruins, the world domination of Bolshevism. That this is in fact its goal is clear in the documents of the Communist International, which proclaim to all the world:

“The Communist International is the union of the communist parties of varying lands into a unified communist world party. As leader and organizer of the revolutionary movement of the world proletariat, the Communist International fights for the establishment of a world-wide dictatorship of the proletariat, for the establishment of a world union of socialist soviet republics.”

Communist uprisings throughout the world, and strikes in America or in France, serve this goal, as does the horror of Bolshevism in Spain. A thick network of communist parties and conspiratorial centers spans the globe, assiduously ready to follow Moscow’s bloody orders absolutely and without question. Thus, organized subhumanity plays with the fate of peoples and states, with the fate of many hundreds of millions of people who wish only to live and work in peace.

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[Images courtesy of Randall Bytwerk at Calvin College.]

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website:

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