This pipe was carved by its first owner, an Australian, at the beginning of World War II. I suppose you could categorize it as folk art. Three of its sides display (justly) grotesque caricatures of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Josef Stalin.
I bought it on eBay from the carver's grandson, who didn't pick up on the identities of the faces: he simply described them as "demon masks".
To me, this homemade pipe conveys the horror of the era as starkly as any LIFE photo or propaganda poster.