Don’t be an ass

Don’t be an ass

Both the Polish and the German sides used donkeys in their posters. This one is in human shape, wearing a uniform with an emblem on the breast in the form of a heavy black cross, surrounded by white. This uniform, together with the emblem, indicates that the donkey is German. It is standing arms akimbo, […]

Don’t be slaughtered by any old butcher

Don’t be slaughtered by any old butcher

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 […]

Do not be enticed by Germany

Do not be enticed by Germany

In the centre of the poster we see a white skull on a black background, resting on a green snake. The image signals imminently threatening mortal danger, and the text in Polish does the same. At the top, it reads: ‘Death threatens the inhabitants of Upper Silesia if they remain in Germany!!!’. And under the […]

Appeal to Polish mothers

Appeal to Polish mothers

(Dansk) Dette er et uddrag