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Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards

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Today e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter are sometimes used to spread hateful messages and slurs masking as humor. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries postcards served this purpose. The images collected in this volume make it painfully clear that anti-Semitic propaganda did not simply begin with the Nazis. Nor was it the sole province of politicians, journalists, and rabble-rousers. One of the most virulent forms of anti-Semitism during this time was spread by quite ordinary people through postcards. Of the millions of postcards exchanged during their heyday of 1890 through 1920, a considerable percentage carried the anti-Semitic images that publishers churned out to meet public demand, reflecting deep-seated attitudes of society.

Over 250 examples of such postcards, largely from the pre-Holocaust era, are reproduced here for the first time—selected, translated, and historically contextualized by one of the worlds foremost postcard collectors. Although representing but a small sample of the many thousands that were in print, these examples nonetheless offer a disturbing glimpse—one shocking to the modern sensibility—into the many permutations of anti-Semitism eagerly circulated by millions of people. In so doing, they help us to better understand a phenomenon still pervasive today.

 

About the Author

Salo Aizenberg, one of the leading collectors of Judaica picture postcards, is the author of Postcards from the Holy Land: A Pictorial History of the Ottoman Era, 1880-1918.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780827609495
Author:
Aizenberg, Salo
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society of America
Author:
Berenbaum, Michael
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
192 color illustrations, 86 bandw illust
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Sociology » Jewish Studies
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present

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