Cartoonist's Take on Nuremberg
Bill Mauldin (1921-2003)
"How Can You Call Me Intolerant?
Some of My Best Friends Had to be Put
into Concentration Camps," 1946
Ink over pencil with overlay drawing
on layered paper board
Published by United Feature Syndicate,
January 21, 1946
Prints & Photographs Division
Gift, Bill Mauldin, 1975 (69.6)
Digital ID# ppmsca-09921
Here Bill Mauldin comments on the war crimes trials in Nuremberg,
Germany, which began at the Palace of Justice on November 20, 1945.
Mauldin returned from Europe with a Purple Heart, a Pulitzer Prize,
and a contract for a syndicated cartoon Back Home. He employed
the same sardonic humor that he had in his military cartoons, which
occasionally put him at odds with newspaper feature editors.