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In the prisoner-of-war camps were soon represented all the races and colors that the plutocrats in France and England had called "to the defense of European civilization". A fearful mixture of peoples, lower than beasts, who had butchered captured German soldiers in various ways.

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Title
In the prisoner-of-war camps were soon represented all the races and colors that the plutocrats in France and England had called "to the defense of European civilization". A fearful mixture of peoples, lower than beasts, who had butchered captured German soldiers in various ways.
Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 (Photographer)
Collection

Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942

1940

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1940
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1940
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Prisoners of war
France. Armée
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "In diesen Gefangenenlagern waren bald alle Rassen vertreten, alle Farbigen, die die Plutokraten in Frankreich und England "zum Schutze der europäischen Zivilisation" aufgeboten hatten. Ein Furchtbares Völkergewirr, unter ihnen Bestien, die in gemeinster Weise gefangene deutsche Soldaten abgeschlachtet hatte."
Content: These are French Army soldiers from North Africa. The same sort of coarsely racist propaganda would be used to describe captured Russian troops a year later.
Content: Title translates German picture caption
Source note: Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d0f9cd50-c601-012f-8561-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1940: Issued
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "In the prisoner-of-war camps were soon represented all the races and colors that the plutocrats in France and England had called "to the defense of European civilization". A fearful mixture of peoples, lower than beasts, who had butchered captured German soldiers in various ways." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4528-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "In the prisoner-of-war camps were soon represented all the races and colors that the plutocrats in France and England had called "to the defense of European civilization". A fearful mixture of peoples, lower than beasts, who had butchered captured German soldiers in various ways." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 20, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4528-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). In the prisoner-of-war camps were soon represented all the races and colors that the plutocrats in France and England had called "to the defense of European civilization". A fearful mixture of peoples, lower than beasts, who had butchered captured German soldiers in various ways. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4528-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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In the prisoner-of-war camps were soon represented all the races and colors that the plutocrats in France and England had called "to the defense of European civilization".  A fearful mixture of peoples, lower than beasts, who had butchered captured German soldiers in various ways.