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5 Finger Hat Die Hand (5 Fingers Has The Hand)

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The Hand Has Five Fingers


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My grandfather went to a factory and, as the workers left, he shouted, “Hold Up Your Hand!”

After his photographer taking hundreds of photos, they sorted through them to choose the exact one that was the most powerful image.

The text on the original poster is: “5 fingers has the hand! With these 5 grab the enemy!“ The “enemy” was the Nazi Party. This slogan inspired part of the text contained on the back of the System of a Down album: “The hand has five fingers, capable and powerful, with the ability to destroy as well as create.”

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