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    Book

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Illustrated antisemitic book published in Nazi Germany in two editions. It has nasty, grostesque images, poems, and text of Jewish figures from myth and the Old Testament: Genesis, Book of Joshua, Book of Judges, Kings, Chronicles, and the Book of Esther. This is a 1940 paper back version based on the 1936 original. The book is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Title
    Israel in Karikatur und Satire mit 126 Zeichungen des Verfassers
    Date
    publication:  1940
    Geography
    publication: Beuern (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Author: Walter Rainer
    Publisher: Edelgarten Verlag
    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
    German
    Physical Description
    Book ; paper cover with a typographic title within a color caricature in red, black, and white of a grotesque, exaggerated Jew in a clown costume with Stars of David, Hebrew letter accordion, and a large Star of David with a caricature of a Jewish man's face;
    206 p. ; illustrations, color and b&w ; 24 cm. (9.375 x 6.125)
    Title page : Israel in Karicatur und Satire mit 126 Zeichungen des Verfassers von Walter Rainer / 1940 / Edelgarten-Verlag Horst Posern, Beuern.
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    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 18:12:44
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