The Story of the Most Viewed Caricature of The Jew in History

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The headline reads:

The Surprisingly Mainstream History Of The Internet’s Favorite Anti-Semitic Image
You’ve probably seen “Jew-bwa-ha-ha.gif.” We found the man who drew it.

Joseph Bernstein
BuzzFeed News Reporter

Read the whole story of the image of a Jew that most of us have seen at Buzzfeed.

Brief sample:

What is most significant about this image isn’t the thing itself — there is far more creative, and far more disturbing, anti-Jewish imagery out there — but its sheer ubiquity. A Google reverse image search for “Jew-bwa-ha-ha.gif,” as the file is most frequently, but not always, named, returns 1,210 matches. It’s unquestionably the most popular anti-Semitic image on the internet, and if one pauses to think about the scope and reach of the internet, it’s easy to make an argument that “Jew-bwa-ha-ha.gif” is the most widely seen anti-Semitic image in history.

Another cartoon image attributed to the artist.

Another cartoon image attributed to the artist.