"LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE - Liberty, Equality, Fraternity - French Guilt." Antisemitic poster published by the German newspaper JB JUUSTRIERTER BEOBACHTER, c.1940. German and French.
A black soldier (symbolizing North Africa, much of which was ruled by France) With a warped face near aristocrat Jew, holding the newspaper HAVAS [then of the world's largest French news agency], the soldier holding a flag written the French canon values from the days of the French revolution LIBERTE - EGALITE - FRATE - Liberty, equality, brotherhood, and the anti-Semitic inscription in German "Frankreichs Schuld" - "France's fault". Supposedly in the name of equality, France promotes the control of the inferior races, who rule through it all areas of the economy.
Interesting to note that during the Nazi occupation of France, during World War II, the motto was changed to fit the new rule, by Marshal Patten Head of State during the Vichy government, to another triangular motto of a distinct national nature: "Work, Family, Homeland". After the liberation of France, the provisional government of the French Republic reiterated its motto, which also states in the 1946 French Constitution.
Size: 36x29 cm. Minor tears to edges. Good condition.