Gimpel Beynish the Matchmaker
(Gimpl Beynish der Shadkhn)
Yiddish Comics of the early 20th century

Translation and commentary by Jane Peppler
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Comics read right to left. Click on any comic strip for larger view.

Friday, January 29, 2016

8-29-1914, front page political cartoon: while Gimpel gets pelted by apples, the Angel of Death hovers over Europe in a zeppelin

A new Angel of Death: a Zeppelin air ship. The Zeppelins had been more or less operating successfully since around 1906, and the Germans were using them for reconnaissance and to drop artillery shells on cities.



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