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Transcript of Hans Schweitzer
Essentially "Mjolnir" was their weapon of choice when it came to producing political posters for the largest propaganda campaign known to mankind.
He did so with humor, commonality and taste which suited the massive German audience. Background 1926-1936 Hans Schweitzer -Born in Berlin, 1901
-Attended the Berlin Art Academy from 1918-1923
-Drew political cartoons, popular right wing artist
-Joined the Nazi party about 1926, during Hitler's rebuilding process
-Became Joseph Goebbel's prized artist at peak of propaganda push -NSDP election posters
-Aimed at new social groups for support
-Hitler's focus on propaganda, Schweitzer's various posters focused on drawing in new social groups to the Nazi Party
-This was the prime period for Schweizter's work Schweitzer's 1930 Work Mid 1930's -Labeled "Reich Deputy for Artistic Design"
-Employed to organize exhibitions, was head of the annual Berlin Art Exhibition and was ranked an honorary SS officer.
-In 1936, Schweitzer helped arrange the exhibition of Degenerate Art in Munich.
-He toured Germany and confiscated paintings, sculptures, and graphics that did not suit Nazi aesthetics.
-During this time, tension grew between Goebbels and Schweitzer 1940's -The 1940's brought intense world war II conditions to Germany and the Nazi party focused propaganda on blaming any outsiders possible for hardships in the nation.
-Schweitzer's work again flourished with his clear depictions of the evil enemies, creating posters was his duty and a place with out tension with Nazi leaders.