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Postcard of two Jews profiting from bound Germania

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.311

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    Overview

    Date
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1920
    Geography
    publication: Hamburg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    back, top right, black ink : POSTKARTE [Postcard]
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Deutschvoelkische Verlagsanstalt
    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
    Classification
    Information Forms
    Category
    Postcards
    Object Type
    Postcards (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Postcard with a black and white cartoon of a small, bald man with a big nose and fleshy lips standing on the left wearing a suit and a Star of David. He is clasping his hands expectantly and looking up at Germania, a giant woman standing in the center wearing Grecian style robes. She is bound by ropes, her wrists shackled and her chin tilted up proudly, a broken sword and jeweled crown at her feet. Standing on the right, a small, bearded man with sidelocks and a large nose is wearing ill-fitting clothing and dropping coins into a bulging pouch. On the back, there is German text above 4 blank lines. It is adhered to cardstock.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm) | Width: 3.375 inches (8.573 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink, cardstock, adhesive

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The postcard 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:
    2024-05-03 13:11:04
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