John Heartfield

The Judgement of the World!

1933

On display at Tate Modern

Original title
Das Urteil der Welt!
Medium
Magazine
Dimensions
Image: 382 x 268 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X39289

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Hermann Goring was widely associated with the Reichstag fire and the ensuing trial. Heartfield painted flames onto the image, making it explicitly demonic. This issue of AIZ was published as the trial reached its conclusion. A Dutchman, Marinus van der Lubbe, was condemned and executed.

Gallery label, February 2016