John Heartfield
Adding Insult to Murder! 1934

Artwork details

Artist
John Heartfield 1891–1968
Title
Adding Insult to Murder!
Zum Mord der Hohn!
Date 1934
Medium Magazine
Dimensions Image: 380 x 285 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X13485

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‘Gestapo letters to German wives. Repeatedly in the Third Reich the wives of innocent men shot by the secret state police, without prior notification, received the ashes of the murdered person in a parcel or letter. This happened for example to the wife of the Catholic leader Dr Klausener.’

February 2016

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