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Inscribed postcard expressing contempt for Jews

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.726

The text uses the name “Kleine Cohn” (sometimes “Kleinen Cohn” or “Kohn”) meaning Little Cohn, which was a pejorative term for Jews used in Germany around the turn of the twentieth century. The term is thought to have originated in an 1893 German military pamphlet. It was popularized after German humorist Guido Thielscher sang a satirical song about the character in 1902, and quickly became ubiquitous in Germany. The term, often accompanied by antisemitic images of Jews, was featured on postcards and other ephemera throughout the first decades of the twentieth century. This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Date
postmark:  1905 February 10
Geography
creation: Germany
Language
German
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Postcards
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
 
Record last modified: 2021-03-08 14:39:05
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