"Red Army man, come to the rescue!"
A Soviet poster from 1942 shows a Russian family threatened by a Nazi bayonet. Such fears were not unwarranted: between 1941 and 1944, some 20 million Soviet civilians were killed by the Nazis. The image employs an almost cinematic approach, juxtaposing the dramatically-shaded, monochromatic mother and child with blood-red splashes of color. The text reads, "Red Army man, come to the rescue!"
External Link: www.graphicwitness.org
Creator | Viktor Koretskii
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | Viktor Koretskii, “"Red Army man, come to the rescue!",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed May 18, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1203.