Module 04: The End of Optimism? The Great Depression in Europe

Evidence 17: "The Struggle Against Fascism" From Die Rote Fahne, November 5, 1931

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In the following cartoon, the sign reads, "The Struggle Against Fascism," and the policeman's speech bubble contains the mandate, "Demonstrating is prohibited."

Questions to Consider

  • What does the image indicate about views of workers' demonstrations during the Depression?

  • Why are the police prohibiting demonstrations?

  • What is the significance of the struggle against fascism?


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"The Struggle Against Fascism," Die Rote Fahne (5 Nov 1931).

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