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Front: White postcard with an illustration of the hotel on top. Includes a boot coming out of the hotel and kicking a cariacturized Jewish man in pinstripe pants out onto the street, his bag opening and his belongings falling out in the process. In the lower lefthand corner is an illustration of a statue. A message is written in messy handwriting next to the statue, and across the rest of the postcard. Back: Green postcard lines filled in with an address in pencil. Green 5 cent stamp in upper right corner, with a black Frankfurt circular handstamp over it. Another black hand stamp in lower left corner. The Frankfurt Hotel "Kölner Hof" barred Jews since 1895 and advertised itself as the "only Jew-free hotel" in the city.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: The Frankfurt Hotel "Kölner Hof" barred Jews since 1895 and advertised itself as the "only Jew-free hotel" in the city. The owner of Kölner Hof, Hermann Laass, took great pride in the fact that Jews were excluded. A variety of anti-Semitic media were used: posters, postcards, and advertisements in anti-Semtiic newspapers. Laass was a member of a number of anti-Semtiic organizations, culminating in his joining the NSDAP, the Nazi Party in 1933.
3 3/4 x 5"
Caricature, Propoganda, Statue, Frankfurt Hotel, Kölner Hof, Hermann Laass, Herrn E. Zibell Kaufmann
Pre-1933: Jewish Life in Europe before Holocaust
"“Kolner Hof” Anti-Semitic Postcard" (1897). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2015.2.21.