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Print of a soldier bargaining with a headless Jewish peddler

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.192

Color etching of a soldier encountering a Jewish peddler whose head sits on a nearby post. The caption, Like a Jew in Krahwinkel without a head, refers to the stereotype of the excitable, overreacting Jewish peddler who, when pushed into a corner, looses his head. The fact that he reacts this way when confronted by an authority figure, such as a soldier, supports the antisemitic notion that he has something to hide and has probably done something wrong. The etching is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Artwork Title
Wie ein Jude in Krahwinkel ohne Kopf handelt
Alternate Title
Like a Jew in Krahwinkel without a head
Date
approximately 1815-approximately 1820  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:21:57
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