Vienna: 1938. . Unbound.
The postcard measures about 4” x 6”. It is titled, "Der ewige Jude" and features the official poster of the exhibition: a caricature of an eastern Jew wearing a kaftan and holding gold coins in one hand and a whip in the other. It was sold as a souvenir of the exhibit. The text reads, "Great Political Show in the Northwest Vienna Exhibit Hall until August 2, 1938. Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm". It bears a commemorative exhibit postmark on the reverse. Very good. Item #009371
The Eternal Jew exhibit of degenerate art was sponsored by the Nazi Party and rotated through Munich, Vienna, and Berlin during 1936. It displayed numerous works by avant-garde artists such as Max Beckmann, Ernst Kirchner, and Emil Nolde, not as aesthetic masterpieces, but as art deserving of ridicule, derision, and condemnation. It also included many photographs and stereotypical images of Jews while suggesting that they were attempting to boshevise central Europe. Between the three venues, over two million people attended.