The unknown ideology war of the Nazis.
There were many war-time posters distributed by Nazi propaganda both in Germany and occupied lands aimed to make the image of Germany more attractive, consolidate the nation and conquered societies behind the Nazi ideology and policies in order to win support, “hearts and minds” of the suppressed population on occupied territories. On many posters you see a clear “that is why” sort of argument and assirtion which is common to German logic, mentality, language pattern and sentence building. Up till now many East European societies are faced with controversies of interpretation of, on the one hand, apparent collaboration of the local people who fought against the Communism together with German troops and, on the other hand, the Red Army as an unltimate liberator from Nazi occupation.
In Russian: “Hitler the liberator” as seen in Berlin’s Karlshorst Museum
German Social Democrats elections slogan of early 1930s: “The folk dies because of this system. Vote for Social Democrats”
In German: “That threatens us when we fail. That is why fight to victory”
Apparently Ukrainian worker speaking to the German soldier in Ukrainian: “Friend, I will help you. I go to Germany to work!”. Of some five million forced labour (Zwangsarbeiter) forcefully deported to Nazi Germany during the war about three million were Ukrainian. Even now there live more than 600 000 Ukrainians, previous labour slaves.
In Russian: “The might of Germany grows every day. That is why Germany will win!”
In Belarusian: “We will exterminate Stalin bandits. Enemies of the counrty reconstruction – go away from Belorusian soil!”
In Russian: “Come with us! Join our ranks! We will stroll across the native land and bring victory and peace”. In fact some five million Soviet soldiers became prisoners of war. Some of them agreed to fight the Soviets. Thus two purely Russian SS-divisions and general Vlasov’s army were formed. Representatives of other nationalities also built their battalions and divisions: Ukrainian, Latvian, Estonian, Tatar, Kalmykian, etc.
In German: “Victory at any cost”
In German: “Victory or Bolshevism”
Vinnica – a city in central Ukraine where Communists killed and buried thousands of people in late 1930s.
Making Jews and Communists equal
In Russian: "Under Jewish banner"
In Ukrainian: “Catch bandits!”
Anti-semitist slogan in Belarusian language
In Russian: “Down with Bolshevism!”
Picture of a German soldier liberating Ukraine from “Stalin and his Jews”.
22 June (the day of Nazi attack on USSR) striking the NKVD regime
In Ukrainian: “The oppressors ran away and they will not return!”
In Russian: “Redarmist! Choose – death or life!”
In Belarusian: “We will work together!”
In Russian: “Caucasus will be free!”
In Ukrainian: “Working in Germany you defend your Fatherland! Go to work in Germany!”
“Come to fight Bolshevism within the ranks of Galychina division!” (there were 2 Ukrainian SS divisions “Roland” and “Galychina” with mostly policing duties in Belarus and Poland). “Roland” was also stationed in Romania where Germans disarmed and arrested its personnel believing that Ukrainian soldiers wouldn’t fight for the German cause.
Galychina SS division holding up the Ukrainian national emblem in that time’s fight for Ukrainian independece from the Communist Soviet Union. It counted 11.000, which after fierce battle with the Red Army near Brody in Western Ukraine in 1944 lost 8.000 soldiers.