Cover of the brochure of the "Entartete Musik" exhibition  

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The cover of the brochure of the "Entartete Musik" exhibition (right), has become an iconic image of the art censorship that was part of the Nazi ideology.

The cover depicts a caricature of a black jazz musician who wears a Star of David in his buttonhole. The Nazis termed jazz "Negermusik" (negro music).

The subscript reads:

"Eine Abrechnung von Staatsrat Dr. H. S. Ziegler" means "A statement by state council H. S. Ziegler, PhD".

Hans Severus Ziegler was a state censor in Nazi Germany. He organized the exhibition "Entartete Musik" (degenerate music) in which he ridiculed jazz and the music of Jewish composers, and demanded their removal from German musical life.

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