Machine Romanticism: Getting Plenty of Iron in the German Diet, 1930s

“Hurrah, the butter is all gone!”

I like the way this anti-Nazi poster saw through the facade of Hitler’s Germany—and located its driving energies in oral compulsion and cognitive dissonance.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Machine Romanticism: Getting Plenty of Iron in the German Diet, 1930s

  1. actually, the poster translates as:
    Hooray! the butter is all gone.
    and underneath it says:
    Goering in his Hamburg speech: “Ore has made the nation strong. Butter and Lard has only made a people fat”

    (“a people” meaning a nation)

    The poster is trying to keep Germans off the saturated fats.

  2. santitafarella says:

    Thanks, I’ll correct it.

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