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Poster for the popular antisemitic film Jud Suess [Jew Suss] with a grotesque caricature of a Jewish man

Object | Accession Number: 2006.475.6

Poster for the film, Jud Süß [Jew 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.

Artwork Title
Jud Suess
Date
1942  (publication/distribution)
Geography
manufacture : Augsburg (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:00
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