Hun or Home


A Hun is defined as "a member of a warlike Asiatic nomadic people who ravaged Europe in the 4th-5th centuries." Modern culture also equates them with cruelty and barbarianism. In 1900 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, in a statement, compared "the Huns under Attila" to Germany taking no prisoners during the Boxer Rebellion in China. This reference was used by the Allied Nations as propaganda throughout the war to portray the Germans as ruthless barbarians.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection, Princeton Posters


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ZZ.RSN83622R16

Object Name: Poster

Measurements: overall: 30 in x 20 in; 76.2 cm x 50.8 cm


Record Id: nmah_550309

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