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Jud Süss: Maitressen- und Judenregiment in Wurttemberg vor 200 Jahren: die Blutsaugerei der Würben-Grävenitz, des Jud Suss und des Grafen Montmartin

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.586

Book, Jus Süss on the Gallows, an antisemitic view of the life and works of Joseph Suss, with seven reprints of scenes from the trial and hanging. It includes most of the illustrations issued at the time of the event in 18th century Germany. Joseph Süss Oppenheimer (1698-1738), known as Jud Süss, was a Jewish banker who administered the finances of Duke Karl Alexander of Wurttemberg, enriching the Duke and himself. Others were envious and resentful of his success, feelings increased by his actions, such as granting contracts to Jews and easing settlement restrictions. When the Duke died unexpectedly in March 1737, Oppenheimer was arrested, tried for fraud and treason, and sentenced to death. A huge crowd watched the hanging and the body was left hanging in public for six years. In 1939, a film, Jud Süss, was produced by Goebbels's Nazi Propaganda Ministry. The inflammatory, antisemitic film portrayed Jew Süss as a grotesquely exaggerated, greedy, unscrupulous Jewish businessman who rapes a non-Jewish woman. The film was a major success throughout Europe. The print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Alternate Title
Jud Süss, 3 Auflage 1940
publication/distribution:  1940
publication: Stuttgart (Germany)
Object Type
Books--Germany (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:13:48
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