Simplicissimus Cover,july 1924 by Karl Arnold . Simplicissimus’s artists and writers were persecuted by the Nazis, and the magazine itself was strong-armed into a pro-Nazi stance before it was shut down in
Simplicissimus Cover Aug.1935 by Karl Arnold . In 1907 he started contributing to Simplicissimus. He soon became a staff artist and a shareholder in the magazine. After the war Simplicissimus led the campaign against the Versailles Treaty. In the 1920s Simplicissimus defended the Weimar Republic against threats from the revolutionary left and right-wing nationalism. It strongly opposed Adolf Hitler and the right-wing press accused Simplicissimus of being under the control of the Jews.