Decoding Political Propaganda

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Decoding Political Propaganda




Photographs and artifacts featured in the exhibition Decoding Political Propaganda


Nabb Research Center


January-July 2021


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Collection Items

Leaflets created by the United States<br /><br />
and distributed to Japanese citizens<br /><br />
during World War II
The leaflet promises various freedoms to readers
if their leaders surrender.

Der Giftpilz (The Poisonous Mushroom)
Among the most controversial of Nazi propaganda publications was a children’s book published in 1938 under the title Der Giftpilz (The Poisonous Mushroom). The author, Ernst Hiemer, put together 17 short vignettes or morality stories intended to warn…

First Day at School
Soviet postcard depicting a child in Little Rock on their first-day of integrated school.

Winterhilfswerk Button Books
These miniature books were given as a token to those who donated to the annual Winterhilfswerk (German Winter Relief). Children were extremely active in collecting for the charity and these books were often given to those whose work, monies, or both…

The Little Red Guard and Two Grenades
Two 1970s-era children's era propaganda books from China
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