Werkzeug in Gottes Hand? Spielzeug in Thyssens Hand! (AIZ cover).
20th c German Communist Graphic Design
John HEARTFIELD (aka Helmut Herzfeld)
(Berlin, 19 June 1891 - 26 April 1968, Berlin)
Ink on paper
Prague. Czech Republic.
Berlin. Deutsches Historisches Museum.
"Cover of AIZ (Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung), No. 31 (10 August 1933). Depicts the industrialist Friedrich (Fritz) Thyssen (1873-1951) as the puppeteer of Adolf Hitler. Thyssen had supported Hitler and the Nazi Party in the March 1933 election. Translated title: Tool in God's hand? Toy in Thyssen's hand!"