Heckling Hitler: Caricatures of the Third Reich

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Heckling Hitler: Caricatures of the Third Reich Paperback – December 1, 1987
by Zbynek Zeman (Author)

University Press of New England

Too Many Words
By Daniel J. Cragg on August 14, 2004
Format: Paperback
One problem with a book like this is how do you balance text against the illustrations? Space limitations, the author’s personal preferences, the availability of materials, all play a part in the selection process. In this case Zeman offers us the work of only a small number of artists out of the legions that pilloried the Nazis. For instance, in 1940 the Nazis themselves(Nibelungen Verlag, “Unser Aller Hitler, Wie Man Euch Den Fuhrer Zeigte Und Wie Er Wirklich Ist”) unwittingly published some of the most bitingly satirical Dutch and French caricatures of Hitler I’ve ever seen, none of which appear in this collection (their idea at the time was to contrast those caricatures against the “real” Hitler, to show the German people how badly the world misunderstood their beloved Fuhrer). The thumbnail biographical sketches of the artists whose work appears here are informative but unfortunately the accompanying text is pedestrian and it even contains some misconceptions: Some of the hardest-fighting units in the Waffen SS were those composed of foreign volunteers. This does not obscure the fact that some of the art reproduced here is brilliant and perceptive but the old adage applies that one picture really is worth a thousand words.

Cartoonists understood the Nazi threat before politicians
By A Customer on July 11, 1997
Format: Paperback
Zeman provides the most potent selection of political cartoons ever assembled, cartoons in which the threat and, later, reality, of Nazi aggression is exposed. True, not all the cartoons assess accurately the exact nature of the threat, or the final outcome; however, the incredible foresight displayed by a number of these cartoonists makes one wish that they, rather than the politicians, had been in charge
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Product Details
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: UPNE; 2nd edition (December 1, 1987)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0874514037
ISBN-13: 978-0874514032
Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

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