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Antisemitic poster by Fips depicting a German shop being cheated by Jewish businessmen

Object | Accession Number: 1993.42.5

German antisemitic propaganda poster encouraging Germans to fight against unfair Jewish business practices, by Philipp Rupprecht (Fips). The poster features two heavyset Jewish businessmen at the entrance of a German store. As one enters, the other one exits, in an apparent attempt to swindle money or goods from the store. The image implies the antisemitic trope of the fraudulent, parasitic, Jewish businessman who worships money, and uses it to push the narrative that Jewish greed was a burden to society and German (Aryan) business. Nazi propaganda was used to win the support of millions of Germans, affirm Nazi ideas of racial superiority, and create 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
Solche Gibt es auch, aber... so war es nicht gemeint!
Alternate Title
You Have People Who Do This to You, too. But It Wasn't Meant to Be That Way!
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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