Generalaya Linaya [“New Slogan, New Lies - General Line”].

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 87

Generalaya Linaya [“New Slogan, New Lies - General Line”].

Text in Ukrainian. 22 x 33 inches (55.9 x 83.8 cm). Linen-backed.

c. 1941:

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Rare anti-Communist poster featuring Stalin and Foreign Minister Molotov scandalously attired in Star-of-David bedecked uniforms alongside a large banner bearing promises made by the Soviet government. Stalin proudly points out the words that speak of the dissolution of the Comintern and the sharing of a mutual Fatherland. The other side of the flag, ignored, refers to earlier Communist slogans, such as religion being the opium of the masses and encouraging a global proletariat takeover. It appears that this anti-Stalinist poster emerged following the German invasion of Russia as attempts were made to rally Ukraine to fight on behalf of the Soviet Union, yet often encountering opposition in the form of Ukrainian nationalism.