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Walking stick with a knob shaped as the head of a Jewish man in a yarmulke

Object | Accession Number: 2001.324.1

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Wooden walking stick with a brass knob handle in the shape of the head of a Jewish man. European artisans commonly adorned everyday items such as ceramics, toys, and even walking sticks, with caricatures of Jewish faces. These walking sticks are examples of racial antisemitism becoming part of everyday life.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Physical Description
    Tapered cylindrical wooden staff with a brass finial in shape of Jewish man's head with very large nose, wearnig a yarmulke. It has a metal tipped bottom.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 35.750 inches (90.805 cm) | Width: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wood, brass

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The walking stick was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2001.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:29:14
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