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Object ID

2014.1.52

Object Name

Print, Photographic

Date

12-13-1938

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Description

Front: An image of ransacked Jewish-owned stores in Berlin. Verso: Typewritten information about the image. Back: "Most Important News Pictures of '38"

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Acme wire photo with following information verso:" A street scene in Berlin showing the shattered fronts of Jewish-owned stores, the result of anti-Jewish demonstrations following the slaying of Ernst vom Rath in Germany's Paris embassy. Vom Rath's slayer was a Jewish youth. 12-13-1938." The image seems to capture a range of moods of the onlookers, from incredulity to exultation to disengagement.

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 9 1/4"

Keywords

Antisemitic, Berlin, Ernest Vom Rath, Acme Newspictures Inc.

Subcollection

1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program; Internment Camps

Press Photograph:Witnessing Kristallnacht in Berlin

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