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Dvigubsky, Serge Grigorievich (1897-1986) (illustrator)
Group of Twenty-One Anti-Semitic/Soviet Caricatures [Russian Propaganda]
[France], 1920. A group of twenty-one lithographs. Text in Russian, English, French, and German. Dimensions vary from approx 9 x 14 to 10 x 15 cm. While images are the size of a traditional postcard printed on thin paper, some have no dedicated spaces for stamp or message on the back. No publisher or other information available. These caricatures were intended to dehumanize the Jewish people and expose an alleged Judeo-Masonic/Communist conspiracy for world domination. Many striking anti-semitic and anti-soviet elements appear in these caricatures i.e. "Lev Trotsky's Coat of Arms." Two stereotyped Jews sit between a Star of David marked with "the Talmud" and below a Soviet hammer and sickle, suggesting that Soviet communism and the Jewish faith are one and the same. By linking these images to Leon Trotsky, the artist is connecting anti-Semitic ideas to the Bolshevik project and its most famous revolutionary; Another example is the Anti-semitic illustration of a violent vulture with a human head depicting Jewish features and the Star of David on its head. It is flying above a pile of dead bodies, with Russian Orthodox church onion-tops in the background. The inscription on the front reads "Above Communist Heaven" Dvigubsky, Serge Grigorievich (1897 (Kiev) - 1986 (Menton, Alps) - artist, officer, and cadet leader. In 1917 he graduated from the Suvorov Cadet Corps in Warsaw. Junker of the Elisavetgrad Cavalry School. Before evacuation from the Crimea, he served in the First Cavalry Regiment of General Alekseev, participated in the first Kuban campaign. Designed a sign for the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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