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Black wooden cane with a grip carved as a Jewish man’s elongated nose

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.64

Black wooden cane with an attached, probably changeable, grip carved as a Jewish man’s elongated nose. 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.

Date
approximately 1830-approximately 1870  (creation)
Geography
creation : Austria
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:38
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