Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hurrah, the Butter is All Gone!

A piece of Dadaist satire exposing the absurdity of Nazi rhetoric. The picture refers to Hermann Goering's remarks on the merits of food shortage; in a speech he had explained: "Iron has always made a country strong, butter and lard only make people fat."

Photomontage by John Heartfield, 1935.
Image and text from Art and Propaganda by Toby Clark (Everyman Art Library).

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