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Election flier issued by the Jewish community of Vilnius

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    Election flier issued by the Jewish community of Vilnius
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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Election flier distributed for a 1928 Senate election in Wilno, Poland (Vilnius, Lithuania.) The collapse of the Russian Empire during World War I (1914-1918) led to years of political turmoil in Vilnius and the surrounding region. An indepndent Lituanian was announced in 1918, and was subsequently taken over by Rissua, and then Poland. From February 1922-1939, Wilno was part of Poland. Jews were persecuted, and frequently targeted by vilent attacks and pogroms. This flier is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1928 January 15
    Geography
    publication: Wilno (Poland) historic; Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    bottom, black ink : Odezwa do wyborców Źydowskich o konieczności sprawdzania spisów wybor- / czych reklamowania do dnia 15 Stycznia 1928. / Źydowski zjednoczony Kom. Wyborczy / do Sejmu i Senatu Okregu Wileńskiego. / Druk. Sz. Lichtmacher, Wilno [Appeal to Jewish voters about the neceńssity of checking the tables of election advertising by 15 January 1928 / Jewish United Kom. Election / to the Sejm and Senate of the Vilnius District. / Printing. Sz. Lichtmacher, Vilnius
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    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
    Hebrew Polish
    Classification
    Posters
    Object Type
    Handbills (tgm)
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 9.375 inches (23.813 cm) | Width: 6.000 inches (15.24 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The flier 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 18:30:41
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