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Wooden cane with a grip carved as grotesque Jewish man

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.63

Wooden walking staff with a grip handle carved as a Jewish man with a huge nose and a grimace that reveals his missing teeth. 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 1830-approximately 1870
creation: Germany
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:12:35
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