Religion Is an Obstacle to the Five-Year Plan

Artist Unknown


Poster with man swinging hammer toward hands holding crucifix, Hebrew Bible, and Torah scroll, with captions in Yiddish.
This poster, designed by an unknown artist, presents in a clear, graphic manner the goal of the Soviet campaign to eradicate religious life. The texts in Yiddish emphasize the need to bring an end to religion, as it impedes economic, particularly industrial, progress. The worker is about to dismantle the symbols of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism and their houses of worship, all of which are shown in grey. The worker and the factories are portrayed in red.


The Moldovan Family Collection

Published in: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, vol. 8.

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