Fraiwelt [Mundo Libre] [Free World]

Magazine front cover. Yellowed paper with black text. Features large drawing in black ink of three silouhette figures against a globe.

Fraiwelt [Mundo Libre] [Free World]. March 1944. Liga Popular Israelita de México, México.
Jewish Diaspora Collection, Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, Special & Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.
Partnership with Centro de Documentación e Investigación Judío de México.

Published in Mexico City by the communist Jewish organization Liga Israelita pro Ayuda a la Unión Soviética, the news magazine, Fraiwelt was initially concerned with promoting issues of interest to fellow communists, particularly supporting the Soviet Union. The group later changed its name to Idishe Folks-Ligue. The new name enabled them to broaden their base and allow other Jews to join them in the struggle against fascism. In 1944, Boris Rosen, the editor of Fraiwelt, commissioned several cartoonists to design the magazine’s front pages. These images depict Hitler’s deathly aims and show Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt working together to overthrow him.

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