Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards

Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards

Salo Aizenberg Michael Berenbaum / Feb 24, 2020

Hatemail Anti Semitism on Picture Postcards 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 imag

  • Title: Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards
  • Author: Salo Aizenberg Michael Berenbaum
  • ISBN: 9780827609495
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, journalistToday 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 world s 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.

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    879 Comments

    1. This book, while truly important to an understanding of antisemitism, particularly prewar antisemitism, is truly depressing, and all the more so considering that I finished it the day before Purim, the Jewish holiday commemorating national rescue from antisemitism. (Not one of my better ideas, perhaps, but there you go.)Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards, a coffee-table study by Salo Aizenberg, described on the back cover as the world's leading collector of Judaica postcards, contains [...]


    2. This is truly one of the funniest books I have ever read. The postcards are hysterical and so are the author's indignant comments about the sender's innocuous messages on the back. These cards aren't hateful, they are funny. I wonder if the author has as much vitriol towards the dumb blonde stereotype, which was created by Jewish Hollywood as a way to poke fun at Hitler and demean Nordic and Germanic folks. The world was a better place when we all laughed at each other. Besides, if you are of Je [...]


    3. Good collection of anti-Semitic postcards with detailed analysis. I did catch one serious partial misreading (p.129, concerning the meaning of free-wheel in bicycling, and the Scottish stereotype of thriftiness), but still a strong contribution. Not quite 4 stars, for me, more like 3.5



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