AUCTION 13 | Tuesday, June 26th, 2001 at 1:00
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts Together With Fine Graphic and Ceremonial Art

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Lot 107


Ben Shahn."This is Nazi Brutality." Depicting a chained and hooded prisoner cornered under an ominous deep blue and grey sky. The lone prisoner is representative of the town of Lidice, Czechoslovakia which was destroyed by the Germans in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. News of the massacre displayed in ticker-tape fashion along the center. 730x970 mm.

United States, 1942.:

Est: $600 - $900
This celebrated poster's imagery proved so disturbing to some that a Czechoslovakian-American organization canceled their original order. See Judah L. Magnes Museum Catalogue,Witnesses to History, The Jewish Poster (1989) p.100 (illustrated)