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Election poster of a Jewish snake crushing the Austrian eagle

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.350

Antisemitic propaganda poster produced by the Christian Socialist Party of Austria for the 1920 national election. It shows a vicious looking hybrid head of a Jewish man and a vulture on the body of a snake squeezing the lifeblood from a crowned Austrian eagle, with a sickle in its claw and dropped hammer, symbols of Austrian farmers and artisans. Antisemitism was central to the Party's ideology and Jews were blamed for the corrupting, destructive effects of capitalism and liberalism. The German Catholic oriented party wanted to stop the entry of more Jews into Austria and segregate and exclude them from portions of society. The Party won the election and led the country until 1928. This poster is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials

Title
Deutsche Christen Rettet Osterreich
Alternate Title
German Christians will save Austria
Date
1919-1920  (publication)
Geography
publication : Vienna (Austria)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 15:57:40
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