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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.


Artist On The Run

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

Papers Please

Heartfield's Travel Papers
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

Professor John J Heartfield is John Heartfield’s paternal grandson. Professor Heartfield presented Art & Politics, Politics & Art at the DADA WORLD FAIR in San Francisco. Please write to him about his live presentation regarding the relevance of his grandfather’s life and work to current events.

Dada Political Artist John Heartfield grandson, John Heartfield, Curator Official John Heartfield Exhibition