Advertising Leaflet for the 'Degenerate Art' Exhibition [Munich 1937]
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Advertising leaflet for the "Entartete Kunst"' [Degenerate Art'] exhibition [Munich 1937]. German. Leaf inviting the public to visit the 'Degenerate Art' exhibition, and "to judge for himself" the quality of the art: "Pathalogic, sick and spiritually rotten, torturing the fabric." Free entry, but forbidden to youth. 20x13 cm. Very fine condition.
The antisemitic exhibition, "Degenerate Art," opened in Munich in July, 1937 and displayed 650 creations of about 100 famous artists confiscated from museums and galleries across Germany [including: Chagall, Munk, Mattias and Kandinsky], with the goal of placing them for ridicule in eyes of public. The exhibition traveled to a number of cities in Germany until 1941. The entire exhibition was accompanied by publications such as booklets, postcards and leaflets creating an atmosphere of antisemitism in the framework of Nazi propaganda. Entry to the exhibition was free and over two million people visited it in the years of its display.