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    Brief Narrative
    Book with eight color lithographs of watercolors by Jozef Kruszewski. The images depict groups of people as they prepare to immigrate to America in the late 19th century. The illustrations and captions chiefly depict immigration attempts by citizens of Poland and Eastern Europe. The humor is tpoical and ethnicm, with Polish persons sometimes presented in a ridiculous light, and Jewish person portrayed as stereotypes with long side-locks and large noses. Each plate is annotated in Polish, German and Hungarian. This book is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Title
    Emigracya do Ameryki : album według akwarel J. Kruszewskiego
    Alternate Title
    Auswanderung nach Amerika Album nach aquarellen von J. Kruszewski
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1888
    Geography
    publication: Krakow (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Artist: Jozef Kruszewski
    Distributor: Ryszarda Wernera
    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

    Physical Description
    Book, 8 leaves, color lithographs [1.375 x 11.000 in.] ; 42 cm.
    Title on cover: Emigracya do Ameryki album według akwarel J. Kruszewskiego. / Auswanderung nach Amerika Album nach Aquarellen von J. Kruszewski. Nakladem fr. Ryszarda Wernera w Krakowie. Wyłączne prawo własnosci oraz nasladownictwo zastrzega się.
    Plate 1: Jewish usurers come to collect debt and take the poor peasants household goods.
    Plate 2: Jewish agent convinces the peasants to emigrate.
    Plate 3: The agent leads the poor Gentiles to the Travel Bureau.
    Plate 4: The Jewish officials take their money.
    Plate 5: Sharing the 'loot.
    Plate 6: The Jews are arrested.
    Plate 7: Families visiting the Jews in jail.
    Plate 8: Destitute Jews return home.

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The book 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 18:13:48
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