John Heartfield

Adding Insult to Murder!

1934

On display at Tate Modern

Original title
Zum Mord der Hohn!
Medium
Magazine
Dimensions
Image: 382 x 270 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X13485

Display caption

‘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.’

Gallery label, February 2016