The fat man against the red background wears a blood-spattered apron; in a belt round his waist hangs a sheath with butcher's knives and the inscription 'God with us'. He is sharpening the largest of this knives. On his head he wears Prussian military headgear – a pickelhaube. Presented in this way he is the epitome of a German, and in Upper Silesia Germans were regarded as wolves in sheep's clothing. Beside him stands a calf, straddling a crate bearing the inscription 'Prussian independence'. The box is filled with bills for taxes and war damage reparations. The calf symbolises Upper Silesia, which has to choose between being slaughtered by Germany, or the freedom to make its own choices in Poland. The text warns that 'only the most stupid calves choose their own butcher'. A choice for Germany would entail tax and war reparation burdens. The picture was also used as a postcard. Polish plebiscite poster with German text. Based on a design by Stanislaw Ligoń (1879-1954). 1920. No. of copies unknown. 98 x 67 cm.