"We will ruthlessly defeat and destroy the enemy!"

A Soviet poster shows a Red Army soldier dispatching a gnome-like Hitler. The torn document and discarded mask represent the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, the treaty of non-aggression signed by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union and violated when the Nazis invaded Russia on June 22, 1941. This poster was the creation of the Kukryniksy, a collective of three artists who became famous before and during the war for their caricatures of Hitler, Mussolini, and other Nazi and Fascist leaders.

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Source | Kukryniksy, "We will ruthlessly defeat and destroy the enemy!" 1941, poster, from GraphicWitness.org, www.graphicwitness.org/undone/rp.htm.
Creator | Kukryniksy
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | Kukryniksy, “"We will ruthlessly defeat and destroy the enemy!",” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 2, 2014, http://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1201.