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Publication | Accession Number: 2016.184.237.1

Issue of La Libre Parole, a rabidly antisemitic and racist illustrated newspaper with the slogan "La France aux Français!" [France for the French!] published from 1892-1897. The cover illustration for this issue is: "Le veritable tout a l'egout - Courtet" below an image of a French working man sweeping a caricature of a Jew into the sewer. The newspaper was founded by the journalist Edouard Drumont, who claimed in an 1896 book, La France Juive [The French Jew] that Jews were responsible for everything that had gone wrong in France and were a threat to all good Frenchmen. Drumont was also a rabid anti-Dreyfusard. The journal quickly became very influential. In 1889, Drumont founded the Ligue Nationale antisémitique de France. He was elected to the national legislature in 1898. The newspaper is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Alternate Title
La Libre parole illustree, 2nd annee, No. 32, Samedi, February 17, 1894
Libre parole
publication:  1894 February 17
publication: Paris (France)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2020-09-17 10:44:23
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