Kunst im Dritten Reich

Konstantin Vasilyev “Stalingrad”
This is not a painting of a Third Reich artist, but a painting of an artist who was born on Third Reich soil. The work of Russian artist Konstantin Vasilyev certainly is unique; it is all steeped in Germanic and Slavic pagan symbolism and an overt sympathy for the Third Reich. It is hardly imaginable that Vasilyev created his works, living in the Soviet Union. In this rare painting we see a German soldier who died heroically in the fierce battle of Stalingrad. He is covered in the snow of the grim Russian winter of 1943. An eagle with spread wings is flying above him – a symbol of a free German Reich.

Konstantin Vasilyev “Stalingrad”

This is not a painting of a Third Reich artist, but a painting of an artist who was born on Third Reich soil. The work of Russian artist Konstantin Vasilyev certainly is unique; it is all steeped in Germanic and Slavic pagan symbolism and an overt sympathy for the Third Reich. It is hardly imaginable that Vasilyev created his works, living in the Soviet Union. 

In this rare painting we see a German soldier who died heroically in the fierce battle of Stalingrad. He is covered in the snow of the grim Russian winter of 1943. An eagle with spread wings is flying above him – a symbol of a free German Reich.

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Paul Weber “Junge vor Kranz und Kreuz” (After 1932)

Paul Weber “Junge vor Kranz und Kreuz” (After 1932)

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Franz Eichhorst “Erinnerung an Stalingrad” (GDK 1943)

Franz Eichhorst “Erinnerung an Stalingrad” (GDK 1943)

Franz Eichhorst “Kampfpause”, (GDK 1944)

Franz Eichhorst “Mittagsruh”, 1939 (GDK 1940)

Franz Eichhorst “Mittagsruh”, 1939 (GDK 1940)

Karl Schuster-Winkelhof “Europe”, 1944

Karl Schuster-Winkelhof “Europe”, 1944

Josef Vietze “Wintersachensammlung für die Ostfront in Prag”, 1942 (GDK 1942)

Josef Vietze “Wintersachensammlung für die Ostfront in Prag”, 1942 (GDK 1942)

Max von Poosch ”Heimkehr” (GDK 1940)

Max von Poosch ”Heimkehr” (GDK 1940)

Ernst Wilhelm Kubiena “Siegerkopf”

Ernst Wilhelm Kubiena “Siegerkopf”