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    Brief Narrative
    Book of travel observations, The Jew at Home, by the American illustrator Joseph Pennell (1857-1926.) It consists primarily of articles Pennell wrote for the lllustrated London News during his travels in Austria, Hungary, Austrian Poland, and Russia in December 1891. Pennell announces in the preface that he is neither a Jew hater nor a Jew lover and that he has only written of things seen during his journey. But he was repulsed by much that he saw and the portrait he draws is extremely unflattering. His last word on the matter is to advise those who encounter Jews as immigrants in their country is to : "Make him an Englishman or an American, break up his old customs, clannishness, his dirt, and his filth - or he will break you." The book is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    The Jew at Home, impressions of a summer and autumn spent with him in Russia and Austria
    publication:  1892
    publication: New York (N.Y.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Author: Joseph Pennell
    Illustrator: Joseph Pennell
    Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
    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

    Physical Description
    Illustrated book with photomechanical relief prints; original publisher’s black and gilt-stamped red/brown cloth. 105 p. ; 3 ff. ; ill. plates ; 19 cm.
    Title from cover : The Jew at Home by Joseph Pennell, with many illustrations by the author ; Title page: THE JEW AT HOME Impressions of a summer and autumn spent with him by Joseph Pennell, with illustrations by the Author, New York, D. Appleton and Company 1892
    "Consists chiefly of a series of articles which appeared during the month of December 1891, in the Illustrated London news."--Pref.
    Pencilled markings.
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The book 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 18:12:40
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