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Satan Leads the Ball
[USHMM #93833/Location of original artwork unknown, photo courtesy of Irvin Ungar through the Arthur Szyk Society ]
Satan Leads the Ball, 1942 Detail

French collaborator Marshal Henri Petain

'His Master’s Voice' (with apologies to the Victor Company...and the dog...)
Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, future head of the Vichy government, between January and May 1940.
Marshal Henri Philippe Petain (second from left), head of the Vichy government, with Nazi leader Hermann Goering (fourth from left) and his entourage. St. Florentin, France, December 1, 1941.

French collaborator Marshal Henri Petain
Leader of the collaborationist Vichy regime in France; the aged Petain, a former World War I hero here reduced to a lackey of the Nazis, holds a ledger book representing the French steel industry, a large part of which was confiscated by Nazi Germany when it incorporated parts of France into the Reich.


 
'His Master’s Voice' (with apologies to the Victor Company...and the dog...)

[USHMM #93753/Dr. Samuel Halperin, Washington, D.C.;
Original dimensions: 7 1/16" x 5 3/8" ]
"His Master’s Voice" (with apologies to the Victor Company...and the dog...), American Mercury, September 1941
Szyk parodied “His Master’s Voice,” the famous symbol of the Victor recording label. He replaced the dog Nipper with the subservient figure of Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the World War I army hero turned French collaborator.


 
Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, future head of the Vichy government, between January and May 1940.
[USHMM #14988/Wide World Photo]

Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, future head of the Vichy government.

Between January and May 1940.



 
Marshal Henri Philippe Petain (second from left), head of the Vichy government, with Nazi leader Hermann Goering (fourth from left) and his entourage. St. Florentin, France, December 1, 1941.
[USHMM #60327/Roger - Viollet]

Marshal Henri Philippe Petain (second from left), head of the Vichy government, with Nazi leader Hermann Goering (fourth from left) and his entourage.

St. Florentin, France, December 1, 1941.





Satan Leads the Ball

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