painting was published as a postcard in Mussolini's
Italy, and it portrays a member of the Italian fascist
using a rock to crush the "Jew Communist"
threat posed to take over Spain. This artwork clearly
illustrates the anti-semitic politics of those who
worked to destroy the republican movement.
fascist governments of Germany and Italy not only
recognized General Franco as the legitimate leader
of Spain... they also sent arms and troops to help
assure his victory. Mussolini sent 47,000 soldiers
to assist Franco, and also provided tanks and trucks.
Hitler's Nazis backed Franco with their mighty air