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The end of April marks the beginning of the end of World War II. May 8th is V-E Day, when 70 years ago Nazi Germany laid down its arms and the Allies formally accepted its unconditional surrender.

To commemorate the war's end in Europe, we are pleased to offer Two Down and One to Go:
Arthur Szyk. Two Down and One to Go. Washington DC: U.S. War Department, 1945. $250.

This War Department pamphlet features a front cover illustration by Arthur Szyk of Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito. The U.S. government published the pamphlet on April 28, nine days before V-E Day occurred.
Click to view the 9-minute documentary movie "Two Down and One To Go!" (1945) directed by Frank Capra which features Arthur Szyk's keystone illustration.
Yes! A Book in Japanese about Arthur Szyk!
SODEI Rinjiro. Arthur Szyk: Indignant Jewish Illuminator. Tokyo, 2007. Text in Japanese. Signed. $165.

Over 170 illustrations in black and white and color providing an overview of Arthur Szyk's art with particular attention to Japan's atrocities during World War II. Text by Japanese historian, Professor Sodei of Tokyo.
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