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Clemenceau served as the Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1909, and again from 1917 to 1920. Leading… [More] France for most of the final year of World War I, he was one of the principal architects (along with Britain’s Lloyd George and America’s Woodrow Wilson) of the Treaty of Versailles at the Paris Peace Conference in the aftermath of the war. Jews also remember him as a defender of Alfred Dreyfus when he and the Jews of France faced anti-Semitism and suspicion of being traitors. Nicknamed “Le Tigre” (The Tiger), he took a very harsh position against defeated Germany and argued for the payment of reparations. [Less]
1899: Boris Yefimov
Yefimov was a Jewish-Soviet political cartoonist best known for his critical political caricatures of… [More] Adolf Hitler and other Nazis produced before and during the Second World War, and was the chief illustrator of the newspaper Izvestia. During his 90-year career he produced more than 70,000 drawings. Historians said that he was known as the cartoonist who was “despised by Hitler and beloved by Stalin.” [Less]
1909: Al Capp
Alfred Gerald Caplin, better known as Al Capp, was a Jewish-American cartoonist and humorist best known… [More] for the satirical comic strip “Li’l Abner.” He also wrote the comic strips “Abbie an’ Slats” and “Long Sam.” He won the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award in 1947 for Cartoonist of the Year, and their 1979 Elzie Segar Award (posthumously) for his unique and outstanding contribution to the profession of cartooning. [Less]