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Postcard of 4 children dancing around a Jewish man

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.774

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    Postcard of 4 children dancing around a Jewish man


    Brief Narrative
    This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    creation:  approximately 1900
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top center, black ink : Der Mandelbaum und seine Früchte. [The almond tree and its fruits.]
    back, top right, black ink : Carte postale – Postkarte – Cartolina postale / Dopisnice – Post card Briefkaart – Levelezö-lap. / Union postale universelle – Weltpostverein – Unione Postale universelle [Post card – Postcard – Postcard / Postcard – Post card Postcard – Mailing plate. / Universal Postal Union – World Postal Union – Universal Postal Union]
    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 an illustration in grays and blacks of a smiling, portly man wearing pince-nez, a tailcoat, and striped pants looking down at 4 young children in loose play clothes who hold hands in a circle around his legs. Three of the children have the facce of middle aged men, with stereotypically Jewish features, including large noses and thick bottom lips. The faces of the man and the boy on the right are almost identical. German text is printed at the top and 7 languages of text is printed on the back.
    overall: Height: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm) | Width: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm)
    overall : cardstock, ink, pencil

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    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 18:30:40
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