AUCTION 60 | Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 368


Ben Shahn.”This is Nazi Brutality.” Poster 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. Linen-backed. 38.25 x 28 inches.

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).