I come from a socialist Jewish family that proudly supported unions. But I was forced to leave mine due to antisemitism.
During World War II, a unit of Jewish commandos took on fake English names and identities played havoc with Hitler’s regime.
Mad Magazine helped make American humor Jewish — and Al Jaffee played a big role in making that happen.
Editor’s note: Mad magazine will soon be coming off newsstands and will stop publishing new content. DC Entertainment announced Wednesday that starting after issue 10 there will be no new content except for year-end specials. We are republishing this article from 2016 in honor of the magazine’s legacy.