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Poster of an Orthodox Jew balancing Stalin and 1 billion dollars on a scale

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.333

Anti-Jewish poster issued in German occupied Serbia in the fall of 1941 for the Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition in Belgrade from October 22, 1941, to January 19, 1942. It portrays a large, stereotypical Orthodox Jewish man holding a small scale balancing Joseph Stalin against a stack of US dollars and British pounds. The exhibit focused on the alleged Jewish-Communist-Masonic conspiracy to achieve world domination. Jews were portrayed as the source of all evil, which had to be destroyed, along with Jewish controlled countries, such as the Soviet Union and the US, and any outsider groups that opposed Nazi Germany. Yugoslavia was invaded and dismembered by the Axis powers in April 1941. Germany annexed most of Slovenia and placed Serbia under military occupation. The exhibition was organized by the Serbian puppet government of Milan Nedic in collaboration with the German occupiers. This poster is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Artwork Title
Who will be heaviest? No one! Because the Jew holds the scale ...
Series Title
Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition
Date
1941  (publication/distribution)
Geography
distribution : Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibition; Belgrade (Serbia)
manufacture : Belgrade (Serbia)
Language
Serbian
Classification
Posters
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:59
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