Heavy cast iron plaque, weight 1,723 kg with the left side profile of Adolf Hitler. Walter Wolff, ‘Ehrenplakette des Führers’ (‘Honour Plaque of the Fuhrer’). The artists signature "W. WOLFF 33" is found at the base of the neck.This well known iron relief measuring 32 x 21,5 cm, a commissioned work, depicted the head of Hitler with the text below: ‘Ich glaube an deutschland und kämpfe dafür heute und morgen und in derzukunft bis unser der sieg ist’ (‘I believe in Germany and fighting for it today, tomorrow and in the future until our victory is done’). This was instituted as the official iron portrait and installed in public spaces, schools and official institutions throughout Nazi Germany; it was also sold commercially to Nazi citizens. Wolff’s famous reliefs were made by the hundreds, but after 1945 they were also destructed just as abundantly. Very nice example.
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