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“The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion,
but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.”
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler

Escape From Nazis. Anti-Nazi Artist Activist John Heartfield Is Number-Five On Gestapo’s Most Wanted List

Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1938. Diplomatic relations between the countries have been falling apart for years. One reason is the Czech government’s refusal to bow to pressure from the German ambassador and censor the anti-Nazi collages of photomonteur John Heartfield.

Heartfield has found support from artists and writers all throughout the free world. His AIZ collages have become famous on both sides of the Atlantic for the clear and powerful messages of his “art as a weapon.”

NOTE: HIDDEN GENIUS -> ARTICLES ON JOHN HEARTFIELD features a wonderful article by Richard Carline, John Heartfield in England.

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Artist On The Run

Heartfield Letter, 1938
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This ia a fanciful John Heartfield letter, considering the man who wrote it was running for his life.
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Papers Please

Heartfield's Travel Papers
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1938 papers that allowed Heartfield to flee from Czechoslovakia to England.
escape from nazis artist in Czechoslovakia Heartfield Letter, 1938

John Heartfield Letter, 1938

escape from nazis Heartfield's Czech Travel Papers, 1938

Heartfield's Czech Travel Papers, 1938

John Heartfield’s grandson, Professor John J Heartfield, offers an Art & Politics, Politics & Art presentation to audiences in all types of venues. He was a featured presenter at 2016 DADA WORLD FAIR (The Collage Museum, San Francisco). Please write to him for more information.

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