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Antisemitic poster by Fips depicting a Jew banging his head in response to Nazi German business

Object | Accession Number: 1993.42.1

German antisemitic propaganda poster encouraging Germans to fight against unfair Jewish business practices, by Philipp Rupprecht (Fips). The poster features a Jewish peddler banging his head in frustration when he sees storefront signs saying German businesses will no longer engage in Jewish haggling. The peddler has stereotypically exaggerated features: a long nose, a beard, red eyes, and heavyset. He is portrayed in shadowy, charcoal and black colors to emphasize the antisemitic trope of his untrustworthy nature, and to contrast the lighter colored, purer, Aryan storefront. The Nazis used propaganda to push the narrative that haggling Jewish peddlers were bad for German business and society. Nazi propaganda won the support of millions of Germans, affirmed Nazi ideas of racial superiority, and created an atmosphere that tolerated violence against Jews. They communicated their propaganda through art, music, film, radio, books, posters, and other published materials. Philipp Rupprecht, who used the penname Fips, was one of the Nazi’s preeminent propaganda creators. Rupprecht was an artist for Julius Streicher’s Der Stürmer, an antisemitic newspaper that prominently displayed Rupprecht’s work. His illustrations portrayed Jews as heartless and cruel, and featured discriminatory images of Jews with exaggerated facial features, and misshapen bodies. Rupprecht also illustrated the antisemitic children’s book Der Giftpilz (The Poisonous Mushroom).

Title
Schluss mit dem jüdischen Schachergeist!
Alternate Title
An end of Jewish Haggling
Date
publication/distribution:  1936-1937
Geography
publication: Germany
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Genre/Form
Posters.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Alex and Boots Kertesz Family
 
Record last modified: 2020-01-07 14:01:32
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