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An important and striking image from World War II showing Adolf Hitler chained and hobbled, looking like an imprisoned dog.

The poster is sparse on words, listing only its association with Russian War Relief, Inc. the important Soviet propaganda organization in the United States, and its date, 1941. However, the purpose and sentiment of the image are clear enough.

"TASS 22 appeared in a variety of Soviet publications throughout the war . . . in the United States, Russian War Relief, Inc. (RWR), published a suite of four prints based on a selection of TASS posters, among them the Goebbels and Goering panels of TASS 22. The entire poster was reproduced in Life on August 24, 1942" (Windows on the War p. 169)

The series included images of Hitler, Goering, and Goebbels, all of whom "were lampooned . . . for possessing none of the physical attributes that the Nazis assigned to the ideal Aryan. The contrast between text and image pointedly and wittily demonstrates the disjuncture between Nazi ideology and reality." (Windows on the War p. 169)

Condition Description
Color screenprint. Some expert restoration at the edges. Not backed on poster linen.
Windows on the War p. 117, 121 and 169.