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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or Caption"He must have been mad"
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date15 May 1941
Size36 x 41.5cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptHad enough - skipped out
Nazi lunatic asylum
Person DepictedGoering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Himmler; Heinrich (1900-1945)
Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
NotesFlight of Rudolf Hess: ... A few hours previously the German wireless had issued the following statement: "It is officially announced by the National-Socialist Party that Party Member Rudolf Hess, who, as he was suffering from an illness of some years' standing, had been strictly forbidden to embark on any further flying activity, was able, contrary to this command, again to come into possession of an aeroplane. On May 10 at about 6 p.m. Rudolf Hess again set off on a flight from Augsburg, from which he has not so far returned. A letter which he left behind unfortunately shows by its distractedness traces of a mental disorder, and it is feared that he was a victim of hallucinations. ..." Rudolf Hess landed by parachute on a Scottish farm ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.4601]
Third Reich 1933-45
mental disorders
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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