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Walking stick with the crudely carved head of a Jewish man

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.61

Slender walking stick made from a single stick with a knob handle carved as a grotesque caricature 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. This walking stick is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

creation:  approximately 1801-approximately 1899
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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