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KARAGOZ - A Turkish anti-Nazi newspaper from the time of World War II - five issues

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09.14.2022 07:00pm

KARAGOZ - TURKIYENIN EN COK BASEN GAZETES - Karagoz - the basic and common newspaper in Turkey. Bi-weekly which is published on Sundays and Thursdays. Turkish. On the cover of each issue is a large colorful anti-Nazi cartoon. 5 sheets, 1944-1945. It is very rare to find anti-Nazi materials from the East during the war years.

The newspaper was founded on August 10, 1906. During the years of World War II, it regularly included regular of the occurrence on the battlefield, from a distinct anti-Nazi position that focused on the advance of the Allies, and the defeat of Nazi Germany. On the cover of each issue appears a large colorful anti-Nazi cartoon mocking Hitler and Nazi Germany, heralding the end of the Nazi era. On the sides of the newspaper's title page in each issue appear the two traditional "Karagoz" characters. The meaning of the word "Karagoz" in Turkish is "black eye". In the early days of Turkey it was a genre of shadow theater which presented the two characters "Karaguz" and "Hajivat" who are opposite types in character. Karagoz represents the popular and rough type, uneducated, illiterate, but with street smarts and cleverness, while Hajivat is a gentle type, representing the educated, intellectual class and speaks a high language in Ottoman Turkish. Since only the framework of the play was planned in writing, there was room for a great deal of impromptu wit, and the Karagoz performances were necessarily satirical. This is how the newspaper used the familiar characters to mock Nazi Germany in the eyes of the masses.

Before us:
* Issue dated September 14, 1944. (Report on the withdrawal of the Germans from Finland).
* Issue from September 26, 1944. (The Germans in Budapest are on the verge of collapse).
* Issue dated August 10, 1944. (Reports about Hungary's cooperation against the Jews).
* Issue dated February 11, 1945. (an important sheet reporting on the beginning of the Berlin battle, and the final downfall of Nazi Germany).
* Issue dated 15, 1945. (Toward the defeat of Berlin, the last statements made by Hitler).

Five complete sheets (four pages in each sheet). general condition good.

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44. KARAGOZ - A Turkish anti-Nazi newspaper from the time of World War II - five issues