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Print depicting the arrest of Jud Suss Oppenheimer

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    Print depicting the arrest of Jud Suss Oppenheimer


    Brief Narrative
    Print published in the Illustrierte Chronik der Zeit, a newspaper published in Stuttgart, Germany, depicting the capture of Joseph Suss Oppenheimer (1698-1738) (Jud Suss) by Baron Noder. The print is based upon an 1873 work by Professor T. Haberlin. Oppenheimer 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.
    Artwork Title
    Die Gefangennahme der Juden Züs Oppenheimer durh den Freiherrit v. Nöder.
    Alternate Title
    The capture of the Jew Züs Oppenheimer by the Baron von Nöder
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1877
    publication: Stuttgart (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    top, black ink : Illustrirte Chronik der Zeit 53 [Illustrated Chronicle of the time]
    botton, caption, black ink : Die Gefangennahme der Juden Züs Oppenheimer durh den Freiherrit v. Nöder. Originalzeichnung von Brofeffor T. Häberlin. [The capture of the Jews Ziis Oppenheimer by the Baron Nöder. Original drawing by Professor T. Häberlin.]
    front, bottom left corner, black ink : Ch Onif ic. 1873. 8
    back, top, black ink : 54 Illustrirte Chronik der Zeit [54 Illustrated Chronicle of the Time]
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Hermann Schonlein
    Artist: T. Hamlin
    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
    Page from a periodical with an illustration in black ink on discolroed paper of a man riding a horse into a row of people. The horse, head raised toward the viewer, is dressed in tack with numerous decorations. The man wears a tricorne hat, long coat, and riding boots. He looks back over his left shoulder which a scowling man, who also rides a horse, grabs with his right hand. He wears a tricorne hat and a coat and holds a pistol in his left hand. On the far left, a man driving a wagon watches them with a whip raised above his head. In front of them, 2 men stand on the left in wide brimmed hats and long coats with their backs to the viewer. In the center, a woman in a bonnet and dress throws her arm around a boy and leans over him. On the right, a girl in a dress stands with her back to the viewer behind a partially overturned cart. In the background, a row of trees grows in front of a hazy mountain on the left and a cloud bank drifts overhead. Captions are printed in panels at the top and bottom. The back has a caption at the top over two columns of black text.
    overall: Height: 12.250 inches (31.115 cm) | Width: 8.875 inches (22.543 cm)
    overall : paper, ink
    back, bottom center, black ink : 241 [7?]”

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    Administrative Notes

    The etching 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
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    2022-07-28 18:30:21
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