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Print with portraits of the people involved in the Tiszaeslar blood libel trial

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    Print with portraits of the people involved in the Tiszaeslar blood libel trial

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    Brief Narrative
    Print with an eyewitness report and portraits of the parties involved in the blood libel trial in Tiszaeszlar, a small village in Hungary, in 1882-1883. A 14 year old Christian girl. Esther Solymosi, went missing and her mother and aunt reported that she had been kidnapped and butchered by local Jews. This grew into accusations of ritual murder to get her blood for making Passover Matzo. The local clergy and authorities zealously pursued this accusation with methods that included torture of witnesses. The subsequent trial, the first formal prosecution in Europe outside of Poland and Russia since the 16th century, attracted world wide attention. It provoked antisemitic demonstrations and fueled the creation of Hungary;'s first Anti-Semitic political party. After a six week trial, the six defendants were found not guilty. This print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    The Tisza-Esslar Trial in Hungary
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1892-1893
    publication: Great Britain
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, left column, top image, caption, black ink : ABRAHAM BUXBAUM / Butcher’s Assistant, Charged with Cutting / Esther’s Throat
    front, left column, 2nd image, caption, black ink : HERMANN WOLLNER / A Beggar, Accused of Helping Scharf to Hold / Esther During the Murder
    front, left column, 3rd image, caption, black ink : JANKEL SMILOVITCH / Raft Proprietor, Charged with Endeavouring to Pass / Off a Corpse as that of Esther.
    front, left column, bottom image, caption, black ink : ESTHER SOLOMOSSY / Said to Have Been Murdered by the Jews
    front, center column, top image, caption, black ink : SYNAGOGUE AND HOUSE OF JOSEPH SCHARF, KEEPER OF THE TEMPLE / AT TISZA-ESSLAR
    front, center column, center image, black ink : MORITZ SCHARF / Elder Son of Joseph Scharf, and the Chief Witness of the / Alleged Murder
    front, center column, bottom image, black ink : THE VESTIBULE OF THE SYNAGOGUE, WHERE THE / MURDER IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED
    front, right column, top image, black ink : SOLOMON SCHWARZ / Chief Jewish Butcher, Charged with Cutting Esther’s / Throat for the Passover Sacrifice.
    front, right column, 2nd image, black ink : LEOPOLD BRAUN / Butcher’s Assistant, Accused of Cutting / Esther’s Throat.
    front, right column, 3rd image, black ink : LAZAR WEISSTEIN / Accused of Helping to Re-Dress Esther / After the Murder.
    front, right column, bottom image, black ink : JOSEPH SCHARF / Keeper of the Synagogue, Accused of Having Enticed Esther into / the Temple, and Assisting in the Murder.
    front, bottom, title, black ink : THE TISZA-ESSLAR TRIAL IN HUNGARY
    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
    Illustrations (tgm)
    overall: Height: 13.500 inches (34.29 cm) | Width: 10.000 inches (25.4 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions 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
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