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Object ID

2012.1.468

Object Name

Postcard

Date

8-10-1939

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Description

White postcard with illustrations of people at a party and a group standing on the street. Includes a poem on the front and a message written in ink on the back.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Anti-Semitic multicolored postcard: "Greetings from Borkum." Includes a scene showing a German crowd singing with raised hands and glasses full while a group of Jewish stereotypes are refused admission to a hotel. City song reads "Those who come with flat feet, crooked noses and curly hair, cannot enjoy the beach but must be out! Leave Rosenthal and Levisohn. We want to keep our own town JUDEN REIN!" In other words, free of Jews. This exact term was used by Nazis during the Holocaust. Message posted from Nordseebad less than three weeks prior to the outbreak of World War II.

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 3 1/2"

Keywords

Borkum, Seagulls, Propaganda, Free the Jews, Nordseebad

Anti-Semitic Postcard

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