Ukrainian service to the homeland -- teaching, parenting, supervising. Join the ranks of the USB!

Poster Number: PP 137
Category: World War II
Poster Notes: Poster was produced by the propaganda office of the General Government during the German occupation of Russia and Ukraine in World War II. USB was Ukrains'ka Sluzhba Bat'kivschyni, a German-made work program in Ukraine modeled on Heimatdienst or “homeland service” in Nazi Germany. The poster was published in Stryi, a town formerly in Polish borders until 1939. When the USSR formed the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Stryi was in Ukrainian Eastern Galicia and in 1941, when the German Army occupied Eastern Galicia, Styri fell within the General Government of Poland.
Media Size: 37.5x28
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1943
Technical Information on Poster: G - 3337 - 231043 P -90054/g - 3370. District Command Stryi [Ukraine], 37831.
Catalog Notes: PP 137 World War II b
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.
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Printer: Printer not indicated —
Publisher: General Government District Command (of Germany) —
The General Government (Generalgouvernement) was the administrative leadership formed en tandem with occupying German armed forces (particularly in Poland) during World War II. In Poland for example, the German Eastern Command of the Armed Forces initially divided the nation into three districts-- East Prussia, Germanic-Poland, and the General Government with its capital at Kraków. While the General Government was directed by Germany it was technically considered a separate national administration complete with its own p...
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