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"Red Army man, come to the rescue!"

A Soviet poster from 1942 shows a Russian family threatened by a Nazi bayonet. Such fears were not unwarranted: between 1941 and 1944, some 20 million Soviet civilians were killed by the Nazis. The image employs an almost cinematic approach, juxtaposing the dramatically-shaded, monochromatic mother and child with blood-red splashes of color. The text reads, "Red Army man, come to the rescue!"

External Link: www.graphicwitness.org

Source | Viktor Koretskii, "Red Army man, come to the rescue!", poster, 1942, from Graphic Witness, http://www.graphicwitness.org/undone/rp.htm.
Creator | Viktor Koretskii
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | Viktor Koretskii, “"Red Army man, come to the rescue!",” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed October 14, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1203.

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