Saturday, August 25, 2018

Dosh - and Lechi

The Jerusalem Post Weekend Magazine, in its August 17 edition, devoted attention to Kardiel Gardosh, the famous "Dosh", one of Israel's premier political caricaturists.

He created for "Maariv" the Srulik image of young Israel.




As you can, a brief biography appears off to the side in a 'box' authored by Talia Levin.

What isn't there is his membership in the Lechi, the Fighters for the Freedom of Israel (FFI).

He joined sometime in 1946 in France to where he emigrated from Hungary with his then wife. He and she sought out the underground contacts, trained in small arms use and contributed his cartoons and illustrations to the Lechi press in Mandate Palestine. His non de plume was Shir



He worked with Betty Knout, who was also in the French anti-German Resistance

Immigrating in early 1948, he first joined the staff of the Lechi's legal newspaper, "HaMivrak", (that had begun as a joint venture with Tnuat HaAm of Binyamin Lubotzky and Yigal Horowitz). He then drew for Herut:



Yes, there really was a right-wing in Zionism with cartoonists, journalists, novelists, poets, playwrights and other cultural spheres of activities.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Yes, there really was a right-wing in Zionism with cartoonists, journalists, novelists, poets, playwrights and other cultural spheres of activities." -

...and hopefully there will be, again!

Ruth J. Lieberman said...

There will always be those who try to rewrite history to make it more comfortable for their beliefs. Sadly, this is more widely done by 'liberals', from whom I'd expect more. Sigh.

YMedad said...

More ignorance, but based on people who did seek to erase part of Zionist history.