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Das Lied vom Levi

Publication | Accession Number: 2016.184.856

1933 edition of a malicious and controversial 1895 anti-Jewish book, Das Lied vom Levi, [Song of Levi] with 51 original drawings by Siegfried Horn. It is written in rhyme, with several caricatures of Jewish stereotypes, such as bankers and moneylenders, so it could be shared with children. The song ends with an image of a Viking who has slain a snakelike Jew and the final verse wishes that Moses would return and lead all the Jews back to the holy land. This work is a parody of a famous poem by Friedrich Schiller, Das Lied von der Glocke [Song of the Bell.] The book is one more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Alternate Title
Das Lied vom Levi; mit 51 Originalzeichnungen von Siegfried Horn und einem Geleitwort von Hermann Bartmann.
Date
1933  (publication)
Geography
publication : Dusseldorf (Germany)
Language
German
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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