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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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Yiddish political cartoon about Nikolai and Hindenburg in World War I: 1-6-1916

Samuel Zagat drew this political cartoon which was published in the Warheit on January 6 1916. Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg would always be referred to in the Gimpel comics as a figure of great might and competence.

1-7-1915 The German sphinx from Poland
 (Sphinx says "Hindenburg" on it)

Czar Nikolai (to the German Commander in Poland, Hindenburg): Little father, give voice! Be a good brother and tell me where you plan to go: to Warsaw or to Lemberg?

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