Der Jud

Der Jud
Black-and-white woodcut and text from Das Ständebuch (The Book of Trades) with text by Hans Sachs and illustrations by Jost Amman. The book describes trades practiced in 16th-century Nuremberg. In German, the text reads : "Bin nicht vmb sonst ein Jüd genannt / Ich leih nur halb Gelt an ein Pfandt / Löst mans nit zu gesetztem Ziel / So gilt es mir dennoch so viel / Darmit verderb ich den loßn hauffn / Der nur wil Feyern / Fressn vnd Sauffn / Doch nimpt mein Handel gar nit ab / Weil ich meins gleich viel Brüder hab." In English, the text reads : "I'm called a Jew because, in dearth, / Pledge I pawn at half its worth; / If not redeemed on time, it will / Make my profits higher still. / I thus destroy all carless folk, / While they eat and drink and joke. / My business never suffers, for / I have many brothers more."
William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection - Prints and Photographs
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Topical Subject:
Jews--Caricatures and cartoons, Antisemitism--Caricatures and cartoons
Geographic Subject:
Nuremberg (Germany)
Shelving Locator:
Print Portfolio 22, cofc-war-print22-004
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
Scanned with Epson Expression 10000 XL, 600 ppi, 24-bit color. Archival tiff image available.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public domain.
Access Information:
For more information contact Special Collections at the College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC 29424.