Erich Ohser - A Cartoonist in Nazi Germany

Erich Ohser (1903 – 1944) became internationally famous for his comic strips in the 1930s, but the carefree world of his Father and Son gives little hint of the fate that would be suffered by its creator. After Ohser was driven to take his own life, his friend Erich Kästner wrote: “We’re going to mourn him by celebrating his drawings.” After Hitler took power 1933, Ohser’s ridicule of the Nazis made it almost impossible for him to find work.

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