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Poster on the Jewish exploitation of Czech Christian workers

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.356

Anti-Jewish propaganda poster produced by the Nazi controlled National Central Association of Employees in 1941 in Prague in German occupied Czechoslovakia. It depicts a Czech Christian worker pulling back a curtain to reveal an insolent Jewish businessman taking bags of money. It has a September 1941 police censor's stamp. Germany annexed a Czech border region in fall 1938, and Bohemia and Moravia, which included Prague, in March 1939, and the country ceased to exist. Jews were expelled from professions and organizations, and ostracized from Czech society. Trade unions were abolished in June 1939 and replaced with this Central Association to maintain wartime production. German propaganda incited antisemitism by claiming to reveal the worldwide Jewish conspiracy which enriched itself by stealing from honest Czech laborers. In September 1941, Heydrich became Reich Protector and soon began mass deportations of Jews; only about 11 per cent survived the Holocaust. This poster is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of anti-Semitic visual materials.

Artwork Title
Čеský Dĕlník Bojuje Proti Ket'asům
Alternate Title
Czech worker fights against the grifter
Date
1941  (publication/distribution)
1941 October 20  (issue)
Geography
publication : Prague (Czech Republic)
issue : Jicin (Czech Republic)
Language
Czech
Classification
Posters
Object Type
Posters, Czech (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-08-06 15:34:07
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