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Inscribed postcard of a begging Russian official

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.772

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    Brief Narrative
    This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    use:  after 1914-before 1920
    use: Bavaria
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top, black ink : An meine lieben Juden! / Ach helft- Ach helft- Ach helft / doch mir / Die KNUTE ist der Dank dafür [To my dear Jews! Oh help- Oh help- Oh help But me The knot is the thanks for this]
    front, left, black ink : Hier / alle die / Wohltaten / des hauses / Romanow! / Wir haben Pro- / grome veran / staltet, den / Beilis-Prozeß / gefüfrt, keine / ausländischen / Juden in Ruß- / land geduldet / u.s.w. u.s.w. / Nun helft / mir - - / oser! [Here All the benefits of the House of Romanov! We have organized Pogroms, conducted the Beilis trial, tolerated no foreign Jews in Russia and so on and so one. Now help me - - ?]
    front, within image, bottom right, black ink : H LEMKE
    back, left edge, black ink : Gesetzlich geschützt! Nach[d]ruck verboten! / Anfertigu[ng?] [un?]d Verlag [AUB?RT?] [?] V. 8, [?] 74. [Protected by law! Reprinting prohibited! Production and Publishing ?]
    back, top center, black ink : Kriegs- Karte. [War Card.]
    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.

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    Physical Description
    Postcard with monochromatic illustration of a weeping man in left profile wearing a military style full dress uniform. He has short, light colored hair and a neatly trimmed mustache and beard. He kneels, looks up, and begs with outstretched, clasped hands. German text is at the top and left. The back has a postmark, a handwritten note and address in blue, likely German text, and green 5 pfennig Bavarian postage stamp with an image of Ludwig III.
    overall : cardstock, ink
    back, top right, postmark, stamped, black ink : SOL / [2?] / OK / [12?] / [15?]
    back, cursive, blue ink : postcard message and address illegible

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The postcard 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 18:13:50
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