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- Ark curtain
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Museum für Deutsche Geschichte
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- The parokhet was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by the Museum für Deutsche Geschichte.
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The collection consists of artifacts and posters related to the history of Jewish culture in Germany and artifacts and antisemitic propaganda posters related to the activities of the Nazi Party in Germany in the 1930s.
Date: approximately 1935
Needlepoint matzoh cover from prewar Germany. It was used to cover the matzoh at Sabbath dinners. The blessing of the matzoh is embroidered around the perimeter.
Ark curtain valence
Ark curtain valence
SA brown shirt.
Clothes hanger from Jewish company
Nazi propaganda poster advertising a special issue of "Der Stuermer" on Rassenschande [Race Pollution]
Nazi propaganda poster advertising a special issue of "Der Stuermer" on "Rassenschande" [race pollution]. The poster warns of interracial relationships, justifying and explaining the Nuremberg laws. The text reads: "Race Pollution. Since 1923, Julius Streicher has enlightened the public about race pollution. In 1933, the Fuehrer declared race pollution a crime, punishable by imprisonment. Nevertheless, thousands of race crimes continue to be committed in Germany by Jews. What is Race Pollution? Why did the Fuehrer proclaim the Nuremberg Laws? Why do Jews, systematically and in massive numbers, commit racial crimes against the German woman? What are the consequences of race pollution for the German maiden? What are the consequences of race pollution for the German Volk? The new Stuermer special issue."
The poster was issued on August 12, 1942, for the Parole der Woche (Slogan of the Week) series produced by the Nazi Party in Germany from 1936-1943. The series was discontinued in 1943 because of paper shortages caused by the prolonged war.
Deutschsozialistische Partei (DSP, German Socialist Party) election poster. The DSP is seen as a precursor of the Nazi Party.
Anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda poster published in Munich, Germany, and distributed the week of May 27 to June 2, 1942. The text is from a speech that Adolf Hitler gave to the Reichstag on April 26, 1942. The text denounces Jews as the reason that Germany lost World War I, the group that incited the rise of communism, and drove Britain and America to war with Germany. As proof for these claims the poster features pictures of 6 prominent, powerful Jewish men. On the left are two Americans and a Soviet: Bernard Baruch, an advisor to Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt during both World Wars; Felix Frankfurter, an advisor to Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt and a US Supreme Court Justice and Maksim Masimovich Litvinov, a diplomat who sought to ally Soviet Union with the west against Germany before World War I. On the right is an Englishman and two Germans: Leslie Hore-Belisha, a member of Parliament and British secretary of state for war from 1937-40; Walther Rathenau, an industrialist and statesman who served as head of the War Raw Materials Department in the German War Ministry in 1914-15, minister of reconstruction in 1921, and foreign minister in 1922; and Kurt Eisner, a socialist and statesman who opposed German involvement in WWI and organized a Socialist Revolution that overthrew the monarchy in Bavaria in 1918.The captions under these photos label all the men as Jews and the yellow background color of the poster is a similar shade as the Star of David badges Jews were forced to wear in Germany.
German poster advertising "Entartete Kunst" (Degenerate Art) exhibition in Chemnitz on August 11 - September 1939.
Paper bag from a Israel's Deaprtment store in prewar Berlin that sold lingerie, clothing, curtains, carpets, and furniture.
Poster advocating a Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses.