Historical Investigation to understand a troubling photograph

October 7, 2010

Investigation of Question 6: Value of swastika-blessing to Nazis

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The photograph of Archbishop Copello’s swastika-blessing was published in Der Stürmer in the third week of July 1935, shortly before Hitler disclosed his intention to decree the swastika banner the national flag of Germany, a decree that issued on September 15, 1935. In addition, Der Stürmer took full advantage of the Copello photo to propagandize Catholics, printing multiple features cleverly designed for this purpose.

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