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[Vishniac’s daughter Mara posing in front of an election poster for Hindenburg and Hitler that reads “The Marshal and the corporal: Fight with Us for peace and equal rights,” Wilmersdorf, Berlin]

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Vishniac’s daughter Mara, age seven, was photographed standing in front of this 1933 poster celebrating Hitler’s recent appointment as German chancellor. The poster advertises a plebiscite to permit withdrawal from the League of Nations and Geneva Disarmament Conference, which restricted Germany’s ability to develop a military. Other posters include the slogans “Mothers, fight for your children!,” “The coming generation accuses you!,” and “In 8 months...2,250,000 countrymen able to put food on the table. Bolshevism destroyed. Sectionalism overcome. A kingdom and order of cleanliness built...Those are the achievements of Hitler’s rule...”

"My daughter, Mara. Berlin, 1933. The poster for the November 12 plebiscite reads: The Marshal and the Corporal. Fight with Us for Peace and Equal rights." written on LC, on mount, recto
Gelatin silver print
Image: 12 7/16 x 11 in. (31.6 x 27.9 cm) Paper: 13 15/16 x 11 in. (35.4 x 27.9 cm) Mat: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
place taken Berlin, Germany
Credit Line
Collection Mara Vishniac Kohn
Accession Number1983.1513
© Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

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