9: Comic strip, Samuel Zagat’s “Abie’s Moving Pictures," 1913, Yiddish with translation.

9: Comic strip, Samuel Zagat’s “Abie’s Moving Pictures," 1913, Yiddish with translation.

Suggested activity: See how well the students have guessed at the content of the strip. Once the students have been able to summarize the strips, ask them: Why would Yiddish-speaking newspaper readers be interested in a comic like this? What does this comic say about the relationship between movies and real life?

Source: Samuel Zagat, “Abie’s Moving Pictures,” Di varhayt, January 31, 1913, trans. Josh Lambert and Michael Yashinsky, 2016.