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Print with a caricature of a Jew in a fox trap with an 18th c. antisemitic poem

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    Print with a caricature of a Jew in a fox trap with an 18th c. antisemitic poem


    Brief Narrative
    This print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Der Jude in Fuchsfalle
    Alternate Title
    The Jew in the Foxtrap
    creation:  approximately 1750
    publication: Munich (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top, title, black ink : Der Jude in der Fuchsfalle. [The Jew in the Foxtrap]
    1st stanza, Fraktur, black ink : Mausches d’Schadenfreud / O glaubt es mir / Die bringt gar oft Leid / Erst selber Dir. [O believe me, the very often brings suffering only itself out.]
    2nd stanza : Nu! was ist dau auf dem Bauda? / Mei Gail! a Falla fer en Fuchs / Zu fanga, nu der soll hauba / A bis’le von meim Dred’ zum Fuchs. [Hey! What’s that on the building?...a fox…to the fox.]
    3rd stanza : So sagt der Mausche und su macha / Sei Runststüd, zieht er o’haufa ra; / Ufer, kaum fankt es an zu tracha / So fahrt des Ding an Douches na. [So says the…he pulls…]
    4th stanza : O! Mauses, Aron und ihr Väter, / Au mei geschrien was ist das? / Des Ding ist glada; nu potz Wetter, / Uf des war i was Gott nit g’faßt. [O! Moses, Aaron and their father, I screamed what’s this?]
    5th stanza : O Mauses, grauser Mann! erbarma / Dich meiner doch! i brings nit weg; / So fangt der Mausche a su lerma, / Und schreit Au wei wer thut mers weg!
    6th stanza : Und auf das große Zamatiren, / Rommt jetzt der Fuchs und sieht die Fall / Am Mausche binten varatiren / Und lacht noch zu dem Anglüksfall.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    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

    Object Type
    Caricature (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Poem of a Jew and the Fox
    18C see Fuchs
    overall: Height: 15.000 inches (38.1 cm) | Width: 11.000 inches (27.94 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    Administrative Notes

    The print 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:
    2022-07-28 18:30:34
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