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Poster with an antisemitic quotation attributed to Giordano Bruno

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.401

Poster with a mournful looking, stereotyped Jewish man waiting at a dock as he waits to leave for yet another city. There is an antisemitic quote referring to Jews as the scum of the earth. It is attributed to Giordano Bruno, but it is doubtful that is true. Bruno was a Renaissance philosopher who was burned at the stake as a heretic for denying Catholic doctrines. He was later celebrated as a martyr to science. For both of these reasons, Nazi propagandists would find it useful to claim him as a fellow anti-semite, even if they had to invent lies to make the connection. This poster is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Artwork Title
Giordano Bruno (1548-1600)
publication:  approximately 1935
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:30:33
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