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Wooden cane with a grip shaped as a Jewish man’s elongated nose

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.55

Oak walking stick with a changeable carved handle shaped as the head of a Jewish man with kippah and pointy beard. 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. This cane is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

creation:  approximately 1801-approximately 1850
creation: Europe
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:30:17
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