Poster of a caricatured Jewish man fiddling and dancing on human bones
- Artwork Title
- His instruments : democracy, (free)masonry, communism, capitalism
- Series Title
- Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition
Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition;
- Object Type
Posters, Serbian (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund
Anti-Jewish poster issued in German occupied Serbia in the fall of 1941 for the Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition in Belgrade from October 22, 1941, to January 19, 1942. It depicts a grotesquely caricatured Jewish man dancing ecstatically on a huge pile of broken skeletons while playing a violin, his weapon for spreading lies. The exhibit focused on the alleged Jewish-Communist-Masonic conspiracy to achieve world domination. Jews were portrayed as the source of all evil, which had to be destroyed, along with Jewish controlled countries, such as the Soviet Union and the US, and any outsider groups that opposed Nazi Germany. Yugoslavia was 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 of Milan Nedic in collaboration with the German occupiers.
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Also in World War II antisemitic and anti-Nazi poster collection
The collection consists of four posters, two Serbian antisemitic posters, one Nuremberg Trial poster, and one Polish film poster, that are relevant to the history of the Holocaust.
Anti-Jewish poster issued in German occupied Serbia in the fall of 1941 for the Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition in Belgrade from October 22, 1941, to January 19, 1942. It depicts a grotesque caricature of an oversized Jewish man pulling a rope around the necks of six men in business clothes to show the ways Jews manipulate financial markets and have a stranglehold on business. 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.
Poster created by Jurgen Freese for the Nuremberg Trials in 1946. The poster depicts the head of Hitler as a skull. After the end of the war and the defeat of Nazi Germany, Allied occupation authorities in Germany used posters such as this one to emphasize the criminal nature of the Nazi regime. An International Military Tribunal (IMT) was convened at Nuremberg, Germany, soon after the end of World War II on May 7, 1945. It purpose was to seek justice for crimes against humanity, evidenced by the Holocaust, perpetrated by Nazi Germany. In October 1945, the IMT formally indicted the Nuremberg defendants on four counts: crimes against peace, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and conspiracy to commit these crimes; the verdicts were delivered on October 1, 1946.
Poster advertising the Polish film, Travel Card, from 1984. The film was based on the novel, “Mr. Theodore Mudstock” by Ladislav Fuks, in which a middle-aged Jewish man, Jakub Rosenberg, prepares himself to be deported to a concentration camp.