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Postcard of a judge questioning a Jewish man in court

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.773

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    Postcard of a judge questioning a Jewish man in court

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Date
    manufacture:  approximately 1900-approximately 1920
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    front, bottom, black ink : “Why didn’t you explain to the constable when / he arrested you ?” / “Explain ! Why, yer Worship, I vos handcuffed.”
    back, left edge, brown ink : BAMFORTH & CO. LTD. PUBLISHERS HOLMFIRTH (ENGLAND) AND NEW YORK. SERIES NO 6036
    back, top center, brown ink : POST- CARD STAMP
    back, top center, in logo, brown ink : B Co.
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Bamforth & Co.
    Biography
    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

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Information Forms
    Category
    Postcards
    Physical Description
    Postcard with a color illustration of a judge in a white full bottom wig and black robe seated behind a court bench and looking at a man in a red jacket on the right. He scowls and holds a pen to a thick ledger. A poster with a coat of arms hangs on the wall behind him. The other man has stereotypical Jewish features, including thick eyebrows, hooded eyes, and a large nose. His mouth is open and his oversized, crudely drawn hands are held out by his shoulders. English text is printed on the bottom and the back.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cardstock, ink, pencil
    Inscription
    back, top right, black ink : T [Jen?]

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    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 18:30:40
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