The German changes clothes but he is always the same German! Remember!



This poster shows a recurring theme of Italian anti-German propaganda, seen in many graphics and text published in Italy during the war, where Germans are represented as barbaric murderers, rapists and thieves. Here the message takes a further step: Italians are invited, now and in the future, never to forget the German atrocities and to boycott their goods even in times of peace.




This man murdered children and women, bombed churches and hospitals on earth, and rafts at sea, he is a thief, rapist and robber. Once the war is over he will appear again as a travelling salesman to sell German goods. They're both the same Germans! Italians! Do not share anything with the Germans until they have expiated their crimes. Boycott Germans and German goods!


Quest’uomo che ha assassinato bambini e donne, che ha bombardato in terra chiese, ospedali e in mare canotti di salvataggio, questo ladro, stupratore e brigante e quest’altro che a guerra finita verrà ancora in veste di commesso viaggiatore a vendervi le sue merci tedesche. Sono tutti e due lo stesso tedesco! Italiani! Non abbiate nulla a che fare coi tedeschi fino a che essi non abbiano espiato i loro delitti. Boicottate tedeschi e merci tedesche!!!

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The German changes clothes but he is always the same German! Remember!
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Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico
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