The Zinnowitz Song, Post Card, 1930

Source Description

This postcard was sold in souvenir shops in the Baltic resort of Zinnowitz alongside the usual souvenir postcards. Tourists of an antisemitic bent could send them to likeminded people as a greeting or use it to sing along when the Zinnowitz resort band played the song at the finale of each concert.
The songwriter is unknown, and it is uncertain what the initials “H. Gr.” on the postcard stand for. In 1922, a postcard featuring the “Zinnowitz song” was forwarded to the Centralverein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens” [Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith], which kept a file on the Baltic resort of Zinnowitz (island of Usedom). Today the Centralverein’s surviving files are located at the Osobyi Arkhiv (Special Archive) in Moscow. There also is a microfiche copy at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem (a copy of the postcard is filed in the CV holdings, file no. 2405). This image of the postcard was taken from a DVD collection titled “Spott und Hetze. Antisemitische Postkarten 1893-1945. Aus der Sammlung Wolfgang Haney” (Berlin, 2008).
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Recommended Citation

The Zinnowitz Song, Post Card, 1930 (translated by Insa Kummer), edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History, <> [June 19, 2024].