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Low, David Alexander Cecil, 1891-1963 :The Hitler fire [31 October 1933]

Reference Number: NON-ATL-C-0075

Shows a mock trial by the Nazis of Low for setting fire to Hitler. The cartoon highlights aspects of Nazi dicatorship, including racism, book-burning and the suppression of free speech, and alludes to the trial of the alleged communist incendiaries of the German Reichstag. The 'peculiar attitude of the accused under examination' (i.e. standing on his head) is in line with Low's view that the Nazis stood truth on its head.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Caricatures, related to Adolf Hitler, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low, Exhibition title Kiwi Cartoonist on Hitler's Blacklist David Low, The Evening Standard (English newspaper), Germany, National Socialism and Fires.

Part of:
Low, David Alexander Cecil, 1891-1963 :The Hitler fire [31 October 1933], Reference Number NON-ATL-C-0075 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink, crayon & pencil, 367 x 530 mm on sheet 384 x 530 mm. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: Colour laser printIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-007659)

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