Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Clipped magazine illustration of Jud Süss hanging from the gallows

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.239

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    Brief Narrative
    Magazine clipping of an illustration of Jud Süss hanging in the cage suspended from the gallows. The date and source are unknown. Joseph Süss Oppenheimer (1698-1738), known as Jud Süss, was a Jewish banker who administered the finances of Duke Karl Alexander of Wurttemberg, enriching the Duke and himself. Others were envious and resentful of his success, feelings increased by his actions, such as granting contracts to Jews and easing settlement restrictions. When the Duke died unexpectedly in March 1737, Oppenheimer was arrested, tried for fraud and treason, and sentenced to death. A huge crowd watched the hanging and the body was left hanging in public for six years. In 1939, a film, Jud Süss, was produced by Goebbels's Nazi Propaganda Ministry. The inflammatory, antisemitic film portrayed Jew Süss as a grotesquely exaggerated, greedy, unscrupulous Jewish businessman who rapes a non-Jewish woman. The film was a major success throughout Europe. The print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    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

    Information Forms
    Physical Description
    Rectangular unevenly trimmed glossy paper clipping, likely from a magazine, reprinting in black ink an illustration of a man hanging in a flat bottomed oval cage suspended from a very tall cross bar gallows with tripod supports and 4 ground anchored poles set on a stone platform. A pole with a decorative top is attached vertically to the crossbar; near the top, another pole extends horizontally to the left; the cage hangs frm this pole. V-shaped birds fly in the sky on the left. Soldiers stand in the foreground on the grassy knoll below and there is a large crowd of indistinct people in the middle distance on the left. The back has 2paragraohs of typed German fraktur text, cut off on the left side.
    overall: Height: 5.125 inches (13.018 cm) | Width: 3.125 inches (7.938 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    The clipping 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:
    2023-09-15 10:14:44
    This page:

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us