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Illustration depicting Jewish travelers on a log raft

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.453

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    Illustration depicting Jewish travelers on a log raft
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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    This print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Polnische Holzflößer auf der Weichsel
    Alternate Title
    Polish Raftsman on the Vistula River
    Date
    publication:  approximately 1865-approximately 1900
    Geography
    publication: Stuttgart (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    front, top, black ink : heft 19. Das Buch fur Alle. 437 [Issue 19. The Book for All. 437]
    front, below image, black ink : Polnische Holzflößer auf der Weichsel / Nach einer Skizze von R. Betereit auf holz gezeichnet von Franz Kollarz (S. 439.) [Polish Raftsman on the Vistula River / According to a sketch by R. Betereit on wood drawn by Franz Kollarz (p. 439)]
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Hermann Schonlein
    Artist: Franz Kollarz
    Biography
    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

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Prints
    Physical Description
    Double sided illustration removed from a periodical. On one side, there is a black ink print on paper depicting Jews with stereotypically thick eyebrows and hooded eyes traveling along a river on a log raft. At the back, a man wearing a brimmed cap stands at the rudder in left profile facing a bearded man with sidelocks wearing a yarmulke and gesturing as he speaks. Behind them, on a raised platform, a barefoot boy plays with a dog while a seated man plays the accordion. He looks over his shoulder at 2 aproned women and an old, bearded man wearing a yarmulke in front of a small, slant-roofed hut. Peering around it, pushing the raft, is a young man holding a pole. In the background, there are several buildings along the river bank. The title is printed below the image and publication information is printed above. On the back, 3 columns of German text recounting a story about doctors, stolen identity, and inheritance are printed in Fraktur font beneath the publication information.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 14.500 inches (36.83 cm) | Width: 11.000 inches (27.94 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    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:
    2024-04-29 07:55:18
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