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US anti-Nazi Germany boycott poster stamp with a swastika formed by snakes

Object | Accession Number: 2017.227.2

Poster stamp, issued and distributed in 1935 by the American Jewish Congress (AJC). Although they were not valid for postage, poster stamps could be affixed to letters and envelopes as fund-raising, propaganda, and educational tools. The AJC was founded in 1918 by Jewish-American leaders to fight for the civil rights of minorities. During the 1930s, AJC president Rabbi Stephen Wise began speaking out about the dangers of Nazism. The organization led a counter-boycott of German goods in 1933. In 1936, the AJC helped establish the World Jewish Congress (WJC), and acted as a liaison between the WJC and the U.S. government. During the Holocaust, the AJC and the WJC worked to raise funds to help rescue European Jews and promoted the creation of a Jewish State in Israel.

Date
distribution:  1935
Geography
distribution: United States.
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Object Type
Poster stamps (lcsh)
Genre/Form
Stamps.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Gregg and Michelle Philipson
 
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:21:20
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