A postcard titled “Never Forget the Shameful Peace at Versailles!,” 1930s.
After World War I, the German army felt it had been stabbed in the back by those in power. The Treaty of Versailles exceeded Germany's worst expectations. The bitter resentment which many Germans felt towards the Treaty of Versailles is explicit in this postcard. High above the Rhine, where the German eagle soars, "Germania" broods. Although her sword is at rest, it is ready, and her hand is on the hilt. The text on the bottom of the postcard translates to "Never forget the shameful peace of Versailles!"