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On January 7th 1940, Army recruits were sworn-in in (Posen) Poland for the first time in 22 years. A historic glimpse of this once-more German territory: Young soldiers taking the oath under the flag of Greater Germany!

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Title
On January 7th 1940, Army recruits were sworn-in in (Posen) Poland for the first time in 22 years. A historic glimpse of this once-more German territory: Young soldiers taking the oath under the flag of Greater Germany!
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
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland
Oaths
Recruiting & enlistment
Soldiers -- German -- 1939-1945
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "Am 7. Januar 1940 fand zum erstenmal wieder nach 22 Jahren in Polen die Vereidigung von Rekruten des Heeres statt. Ein historischer Augenblick für das wieder deutsche Gebeit: der Schwur der soldatischen Jugend unter Fahne Großdeutschlands!"
Content: Under the Reich, German soldiers swore a personal oath to Adolf Hitler as leader of Germany.
Content: Title translates German picture caption
Content: Stain on image.
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): fcf29220-c601-012f-25c6-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "On January 7th 1940, Army recruits were sworn-in in (Posen) Poland for the first time in 22 years. A historic glimpse of this once-more German territory: Young soldiers taking the oath under the flag of Greater Germany!" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-eacf-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "On January 7th 1940, Army recruits were sworn-in in (Posen) Poland for the first time in 22 years. A historic glimpse of this once-more German territory: Young soldiers taking the oath under the flag of Greater Germany!" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 27, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-eacf-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). On January 7th 1940, Army recruits were sworn-in in (Posen) Poland for the first time in 22 years. A historic glimpse of this once-more German territory: Young soldiers taking the oath under the flag of Greater Germany! Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b1cacde4-eacf-3a32-e040-e00a18064701

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On January 7th 1940, Army recruits were sworn-in in (Posen) Poland for the first time in 22 years.  A historic glimpse of this once-more German territory: Young soldiers taking the oath under the flag of Greater Germany!