Echoes of Nazism
When I saw this cartoon by Tony Auth a few days ago:
I wrote: “Cartoons like this, not seen in the West since the bad old days of Julius Streicher and Der Stuermer, are getting more and more common. ”
When I wrote that, I was simply repelled by what seemed to me to be obvious, gut-churning antisemitism. But I didn’t realize how appropriate my comment was, until I saw what Mike Silverman discovered yesterday: a Nazi propaganda cartoon from the mid-1930s:
There’s no way to know whether Tony Auth was aware of this Nazi cartoon when he drew his own version of it. But the similarity is eerie—and utterly appalling.