Jewish Immigration to America

The Dance of the Seven Veils

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The Dance of the Seven Veils


January 11, 1924


Immigration Restriction
Press, Yiddish


Called “The Latest Salome Dance in Our National Theater,” in reference to Richard Strauss’s eponymous opera in which Salome brings the head of John the Baptist to King Herod, Salome is shown here adorned with veils marked “Race hatred, egoism, closed-mindedness, anti-Americanism, cruelty, bigotry, and hard-heartedness,” along with an earring marked with “Chauvinism,” and bringing the head of the Statue of Liberty labeled “Free immigration” to a king labeled, “Reaction,” and holding a Ku Klux Klan scepter.


Yosl Cutler
Der groyser kundes


YIVO Library


YIVO Institute for Jewish Research








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Yosl Cutler and Der groyser kundes, “The Dance of the Seven Veils,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed December 9, 2023,
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