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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionExchange of Christmas parcels
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date22 Dec 1939
FormatArtwork
Size34.3 x 49.2cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptStalin's half of Europe
Peace on Earth with knobs on
Hitler's half of Europe
To Adolf Communists in the West
To Joe Nazis in the East
Person DepictedStalin; Joseph (1879-1953)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesFrom August 1939 until June 1941 Hitler and Stalin were ostensibly working together. The Molotov-Ribbentrop (Nazi-Soviet) Pact had originally secretly agreed to divide Poland between these two powers, and it also divided much of Europe into Soviet and Nazi spheres of interest. This provided HItler with the opportunity to advance Eastwards, pursuing his goal of lebensraum without contradiction. In return, Stalin received an extension to communist interests westwards.
SubjectsChristmas
Emblems
Festivals and customs
Germany
Hammer and Sickle
International relations
Nazism
Philosophies
Russia
Third Reich 1933-45
communism
foreign policy
maps
swastika
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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GB/BCA/273Stalin; Joseph (1879-1953)1879-1953   
GB/BCA/394Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)1889-1945Born in Austria. Politician and leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party). He served as German chancellor from 1933-1945 and head of state (Fuhrer) from 1934-1945. He established a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideals of national socialism. He gained support for his views on German nationalism, anti-Semitism, anti-capitalism and anti-communism through his impassioned speeches and propaganda. He wanted to establish a New Order of absolute rule in Europe and pursued a policy of seizing land by force for the Aryan people.  
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