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Antisemitic cartoon of an oversize Wandering Jew

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.291

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    Brief Narrative
    The print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    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

    Physical Description
    Double sided, black ink illustration on paper removed from a publication. One side has a caricature of a giant Jewish man in left profile wearing a black skullcap and gripping a cane. He has pointed ears, a stringy beard, and stereotypical features: bushy eyebrows, hooded eyes, a big nose, fleshy lips, and curled sidelocks. His long coat flaps around his legs as he strides across the landscape, his right leg forward, his left leg raised behind. He moves toward a bright town beside a winding river on the lower left, and away from a city beneath a dark, heavily lined sky on the right. There is German text at the top and the edges are taped. The back page depicts 6 caricatures, a German conversation about a sleepwalker, and an office cartoon.
    overall: Height: 6.250 inches (15.875 cm) | Width: 6.000 inches (15.24 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    The print 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 10:14:30
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