German Propaganda Posters – Antibolshevism For Foreigners

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. A series of posters were crafted for the occupied countries under German control. Here are some of Randall’s posters and comments involving Antibolshevism:

This poster was distributed in occupied Europe and satellite countries from 1942 onwards. It was part of the Nazi attempt to persuade occupied Europe that it was part of a common European crusade against Bolshevism.

This one (in Slovak) recalls the Russian massacre of Polish officers in Katyn Forest.

[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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