1942 April 29
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Helmut Eschwege
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- The letter was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by Helmut Eschwege.
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Also in Helmut Eschwege collection
Collection of anti-Semitic film and propaganda posters, broadsides and other materials.
Anti-Jewish poster that was displayed in the Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Serbia), from October 22, 1941, to January 19, 1942. It depicts a Jewish businessman engaged in a conspiracy with Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States to provoke war against Germany. The poster was printed in several languages and distributed in the occupied countries to promote the idea that Jews were manipulating the Allied Powers. See 2009.213.4 for a French version. The exhibit focused on the alleged Jewish-Communist-Masonic conspiracy to achieve world domination with the intent to increase hatred against outsider groups that opposed Nazi Germany. Yugoslavia had been invaded and dismembered by the Axis powers in April 1941. Germany annexed most of Slovenia and placed Serbia under military occupation. The exhibition was organized by the Serbian puppet government in collaboration with the German occupiers.
Advertisment for the film Jud Süss, an antisemitic film commissioned by Joseph Goebbels for propaganda purposes. Directed by Veit Harlan, the film was extremely successful and notorious, winning the Golden Lion at the 1940 Venice Film Festival. It is based on a best-selling novel written in 1925 by Leon Feuchtwanger, a Munich born playwright, novelist, and Jew. The film is a costume melodrama featuring physical and social stereotypes of Jews. The lead character, Jew Suess, is a greedy, unscrupulous Jewish businessman who pursues and rapes a non-Jewish woman.
Letter to the Jewish Community of Dresden requiring all Jews to wear the Yellow Star