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    Brief Narrative
    Booklet compilation of US newspaper and magazine editorials ca. 1905 - 1945 warning about the need to protect America from the Jewish led Communist threat. Although no publisher is identified, readers are told to place orders with the Christian Nationalist Crusade in St. Louis. It ends with this warning: " Awake, America, before it is too late." This pamphlet is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    The Hidden Empire
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1946
    publication: United States
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    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
    Pamphlets (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Pamphlet ; 74 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm. ; No. 2 of a volume of pamphlets. Publisher not identified.
    Notes: Front cover illustration of a giant octopus labelled Communism with its tentacles around structures labelled business, savings, press, churches, and home, with the credit, "-The National Republic, October, 1945."
    Notes: "Help save America from Jewish control, inflation, dictatorship. Select Americans only for office Nov. 1946 election:--P. [1]." On back: Address all orders to Christian Nationalist Crusade ... St. Louis, Mo."

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    Administrative Notes

    The pamphlet 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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    2022-07-28 18:13:50
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