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    Brief Narrative
    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.
    Jud Süss: Maitressen- und Judenregiment in Wurttemberg vor 200 Jahren: die Blutsaugerei der Würben-Grävenitz, des Jud Suss und des Grafen Montmartin
    Alternate Title
    Jud Süss, 3 Auflage 1940
    publication/distribution:  1940
    publication: Stuttgart (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Stuttgarter NS-Kurier-Verlag
    Editor: Oskar Gerhardt
    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
    Books--Germany (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Book ; 111 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 21 cm. (8.250 x 5.750 inches) ; 3. edition 1940
    Notes : At head of title: Was die Archive zu erzählen wissen. [Know what to tell the archives.]
    "Reprint of the 'Stuttgarter NS-Kurier'" - Tp verso.
    Cover title: Jud Süss am Galgen, ein aktenmässig belegte Schilderung seines wahren Lebens im Tatsachenbericht 'Maitressen- und Judenregiment vor 200 Jahren in Württembert'. [Jud Süss on the gallows, an illustrated account of his true life in the factual report 'Maitressen- and Jews Regiment 200 years ago in Württembert'.]
    Pencilled markings.
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    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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