“Who’s the Puppet Performer for the Russians?”: a translated
Hebrew Cartoon from 74 years ago
Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם
Today’s cartoon in Hebrew appeared in translation in 1943 in the
newspaper Al Hamishmar. This newspaper and others are made available online by
the National Library of Israel on the website Historical Jewish Press – עיתונות
and print copies of newspapers and other material are available at the Center
for Jewish History. Library and archive records can be found in our catalog.
J.D. Arden is a Reference and Genealogy Librarian at CJH where he
curates and translates historical Jewish cartoons for this series Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם on the 16th Street Blog and our social media platforms.
(קָרִיקָטוּרָה): Hebrew; Comics (American English);
from Italian caricatura; a deliberately exaggerated pictorial
representation to produce a comic effect. Mipaām
(מִפַּעַם): Hebrew; meaning “of long ago” or “from time.”