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Lustige Blätter (Berlin, Germany) [Magazine]

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.274.3

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Issue of Lustige Blätter, a weekly German humor magazine. This issue has a cover illustration by Balkie of a Jewish headed cactus growing from a pot with US and a Briths flag, captioned: Eine fleischfressende pflanze. The magazine began publication in 1885, but adapted its humor for changing public tastes. During the Nazi era, it frequently featured antisemitic cartoons, and illustrations making fun of enemies of Germany, such as Churchill and Roosevelt. The magazine is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Title
    Lustige Blätter, Nr. 25 / 58. year June 18, 1943
    Date
    publication:  1943 June 18-1943
    Geography
    publication: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    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
    Category
    Periodicals
    Physical Description
    Journal/Periodical; 8 issues, Katz Ehrenthal collection
    v. : illustrated, color. ; 32 cm. [11.750 x 8.875 in.]
    Began in 1885 - ceased 1944.
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The magazine 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:
    2023-05-24 12:00:47
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