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Walking stick with a handle carved as a sorrowful Jewish man's head

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.618

Walking stick with a marled wooden crook handle carved in the form of a Jewish man's head attached to an oak shaft. European artisans commonly adorned everyday items such as ceramics, toys, and even walking sticks, with caricatures of Jewish faces. These walking sticks are examples of racial antisemitism becoming part of everyday life. This cane is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

undated:  approximately 1850
creation: Germany
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:13:49
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