John Heartfield

The Meaning of the Hitler Salute: Little Man Asks for Big Gifts. Motto: Millions Stand Behind Me!

1932

On display at Tate Modern

Original title
Der Sinn des Hitlergrusses: Kleiner Mann bittet um große Gaben. Motto: Millionen Stehen Hinter Mir!
Medium
Magazine
Dimensions
Image: 381 x 281 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X39287

Display caption

Millions Stand Behind Me exposes the support of big business for Hitler, following his unexpected success in the July 1932 elections. Through great simplicity of means, Heartfield ridicules the famous salute and questions the extent of popular support.

Gallery label, February 2016