Hitler is Divining (TASS Window #1101), 1944

Sarkisian, Petr poster: Hitler is Divining (TASS Window #1101)

This is from a collection of extremely rare News Agency "window" posters from the Soviet Union. Posted daily in shop windows of Moscow after the German invasion started in June 1941, TASS posters were intended to rally support for the war, and later the post-war, effort.

Artists of these posters utilized a broad arsenal of visual strategies to both incite and inspire - from vicious satire, to potent slogans, to undiluted horror and hatred, to patriotic historical parallels.

The collection at International Poster Gallery features intricately hand stenciled TASS panels dating from March 1943 to late 1946 as the scales slowly tipped in the Soviets' favor, and beyond the armistice. Due to their rarity and historical value, the group of 45 panels will be sold as a collection.

This panel reads:

“Hitler has retreated to Berchtesgaden 'to study his horoscope', that is, to divine his fate from the stars. (from newspapers).”

Hitler divines his fate with trepidation. To run. But where to? From the east, the west, and the south comes woe! The stars draw out a noose, and that's his answer: there's no salvation from righteous retribution.

Learn more about the TASS panels.

Sarkisian, Petr

30.9 x 73.8 inches (78 x 187 cm)


Inventory #RUP22267

world war ii
war - home front
Social Realist
Soviet Union