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In connection to the assassination attempt on Hitler, the Gestapo has executed hundreds of high-ranking officers.
(From the newspapers)
Inscriptions on the chairs:
Von Krause: hanged
What an eloquent sight!
How many empty chairs!
One is in captivity, another is dead,
And a third he hanged himself.
Hence the moral is clear:
Isn’t it time for him to follow?
177.7 × 86 cm (70 × 33 7/8 in.)
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries
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