comprehend hunger through imagery

Hungersnot bedeutet der Verlust der Ostprovinzen! … Deutsche! Rettet den Osten! Freiwillige vor!

Hungersnot bedeutet der Verlust der Ostprovinzen! … Deutsche! Rettet den Osten! Freiwillige vor!. LOC Summary: Poster shows a gaunt, starving, seated woman with three starving children huddled near her and one starving or dead child(?) on her lap. Text exhorts people to volunteer for the local militias and protect the eastern German provinces, proclaiming that half the bread ration comes from the eastern provinces and half the coal ration from Upper Silesia, and without these provinces, Germans will have no heat, no light, no work and no life. LOC Notes: Forms part of: Rehse-Archiv für Zeitgeschichte und Publizistik. Date Created/Published: Berlin : Wilhelm Greve, ca. 1919. WW1 recruitment poster provided by LOC. Original medium: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 90 x 63 cm. link

 

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