In the immediate post-war period, Pachner also produced many satiric photomontages that critiqued bourgeois sensibilities, taste, and consumerism and high self-regard of the new corporate elite and their families. These made inditements of individuals and organizations for their complicity in recent atrocities. For example, His Spiritual Highness in a State of Moral Dilemma (1949) is a comment on the failure of Pope Pius II and the Vatican to condemn Nazism and call Christian conscience
to bear on the mass murder of the Jews. The discourse that surrounded the role of the Vatican and Nazism is still contentious.