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Six postcards ridiculing Jews as foolish, unlucky figures

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.488

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    Six postcards ridiculing Jews as foolish, unlucky figures
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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Series of six postcards featuring Jewish person(s) in a humiliating or foolish scene, with a derogatory title, most including an reference to an animal. The scenes are reproductions of paintings by J. Gehrts and were produced in late 19th century Berlin. These postcards are one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1889
    Geography
    publication: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    a. bottom, black ink : „Friedliche Löwen.” [“Peaceful Lion”]
    a. bottom, black ink : J. Gehrts pinx. / Stengel & Markert, phot. / Registered. / Verlag von Tonger & Greven, Berlin SW. / Déposé 1889.
    front, top row, right postcard, bottom, black ink : J. Gehrts pinx. / Stengel & Markert, phot.
    front, top row, right postcard, bottom, title, black ink : „Hallali.” [“A bugle call”]
    front, top row, right postcard, bottom, black ink : Registered / Verlag von Erche & Liersch in Berlin. / Déposé 1889.
    front, center row, left postcard, bottom, black ink : J. Gehrts pinx. / Stengel & Markert, phot.
    front, center row, left postcard, bottom, title, black ink : „Heulende Wölfe”. [“Howling Wolves”]
    front, center row, left postcard, bottom, black ink : Registered. / Verlag von Erche & Liersch in Berlin. / Déposé ?8.
    front, center row, right postcard, bottom, black ink : J. Gehrts pinx. / Stengel & Markert, phot.
    front, center row, right postcard, bottom, title, black ink : „Wolfshetze.” [“Hounding Wolves”]
    front, center row, right postcard, bottom, black ink : Registered. / Verlag von Tonger & Greven, Berlin SW / Déposé 1889.
    front, bottom row, left postcard, bottom, black ink : J. Gehrts pinx. / Stengel & Markert, phot.
    front, bottom row, left postcard, bottom, title, black ink : „Gestellter Hirsch.” [“Exposed Deer”]
    front, bottom row, left postcard, bottom, black ink : Registered. / Verlag von Erche & Liersch in Berlin. / Déposé 1889.
    front, bottom row, right postcard, bottom, black ink : J. Gehrts pinx. / Stengel & Markert, phot.
    front, bottom row, right postcard, bottom, title, black ink : „Wölfe einen Schlitten überfallend.” [“The Wolves attack a sled”]
    front, bottom row, right postcard, bottom, black ink : Registered. / Verlag von Tonger & Greven, Berlin SW. / Déposé 1889.
    front, top row, within left image, top right, black ink : Friedliche Löwen / Jah Gehrts ??
    front, center row, within left image, top left, black ink : Heulende Wölfe / Jah. Gehrts. ?S.
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    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
    Information Forms
    Category
    Postcards
    Physical Description
    a. Happy Lions
    b. A Proposal
    c. Howling Wolfs
    d. Chasing the Wolf
    e. The Deer is attacked
    f. The Wolfs have an accident
    Dimensions
    a: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm)
    b: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm)
    c: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm)
    d: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm)
    e: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm)
    f: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm)

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The postcards were 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:
    2024-05-03 13:11:04
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