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Flier of a pig captioned: This Pig Buys from a Jew

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.207

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    The flier is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Ta Swinia Kupuje u Zyda
    Alternate Title
    This Swine Buys from the Jew
    Date
    creation:  approximately 1930
    Geography
    creation: Poland
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    front, top, stamped, blue ink : Ta Świnia Kupuje U Żyda [This swine buys from the Jew]
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Biography
    The Katz Ehrenthal Collection is a collection of more than 900 objects depicting Jews and antisemitic and anti-Jewish propaganda from the medieval to the modern era, in Europe, Russia, and the United States. The collection was amassed by Peter Ehrenthal, a Romanian Holocaust survivor, to document the pervasive history of anti-Jewish hatred in Western art, politics and popular culture. It includes crude folk art as well as pieces created by Europe's finest craftsmen, prints and periodical illustrations, posters, paintings, decorative art, and toys and everyday household items decorated with depictions of stereotypical Jewish figures.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Polish
    Classification
    Information Forms
    Category
    Fliers
    Physical Description
    Flier printed in black ink on brown paper of a large black and white pig standing in left profile on 4 short legs with small hooves. It has a small head, short snout, pointed ears, a big, thick, pot-bellied body with thick hair sticking up along its back, and a short, kinked tail with a bristled end. The dark areas are heavily crosshatched and there are short, horizontal lines beneath the pig. Polish text is stamped across the top in blue ink. The paper is worn and creased along fold lines. The bottom left corner is missing. There are pencil markings on the back.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 4.500 inches (11.43 cm) | Width: 5.375 inches (13.653 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink, pencil
    Inscription
    back, top, handwritten, pencil : ΔΨ

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The flier was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by the Katz Family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Special Collection
    Katz Ehrenthal Collection
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:30:20
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