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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionThe difficulty of shaking hands with Gods
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Published byEvening Standard
Date09 Nov 1933
Embedded text or transcriptThe just part of German claims
Person DepictedGoebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Litvinov; M. M. (Maksim Maksimovich), (1876-1951)
Dollfuss; Engelbert (1892-1934)
Simon; John Allsebrook (1873-1954); 1st Viscount
NotesNotes : As if in a music-hall turn. Low's figures misunderstand their cues. Goebeels,
Goering and Hitler, armed with the lily of innocence, distance themselves from the poffered hand
of friendship. Litvinoff, Simon and Dollfuss look perplexed. The cartoon was occasioned bt the
withdrawal of Germany from the Geneva Disarmament Conference on 14 October 1933. [p.43, David Low
by Colin Seymour-Ure and Jim Schoff, Secker & Warburg, 1985]
International relations
Third Reich 1933-45
foreign policy
Historical periods and persons
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