Item: Advertisement, Will you help make certain that German rumors are born dead, Young & Rubicam, Inc.

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Record Number: 9323
Box/Case: 1
Original Format: Printed Matter
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 28 by 35 cm
Inscription text: 43
Inscription location: Recto, bottom right
Image description:

Advertisement from Young & Rubicam, Inc. warning against the dangers of spreading rumors during World War II. The ad features an illustration a pig labeled "Nazi Propaganda Bureau" wearing a swastika armband who is crying, "Ach--Dey should haf been such healthy leedle rumors." The pig is surrounded by six dead piglets. The copy indicates that the Nazi Propaganda Ministry uses psychologists to design rumors bent on demoralizing the United States. If a rumor has "a faint smell of Berlin about it" the person is urged to ask the following questions:

1. Does it hurt morale?

2. Does it make you distrust your Government, business or labor, or any color, or creed? (Divide and Rule is Hitler's policy.)

3. Does such a rumor tend to discredit our Allies?

4. Who would benefit most by spreading this rumor--our enemies or the United States?

The illustration was done by Carl Rose.