Past Exhibit

Cruel Correspondence: Antisemitic Postcards 1895-1930

In the early 20th century, picture postcards were the most convenient form of short and quick communication. By studying these postcards, it is clear that antisemitism was not just a belief disseminated by political leaders, journalists, scholars and rabble-rousers; it was the general public that eagerly bought and mailed these hateful postcards. This exhibit demonstrates the dotted line that connects hate speech to hate action.