Hans Joachim Stenzel

Louisville, 1923 - 1999.
Already in 1943 he completed an internship as a cartoonist in a film company, but there was war and he was called up and enlisted in the Wehrmacht, where he was a medical auxiliary. He began his career as a designer while he was a prisoner of war. His first job was in 1948 at Junge Welt, in 1959 he moved to the Berliner Morgenpost, where he quickly achieved great popularity, and then collaborated with the newspaper Bild. And right here the -zel, the final part of his surname, becomes the signature of his caricatures: with a sharp pen and irreverent spirit he strikes citizens and events of his West Berlin, as well as those of international politics.

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The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.

The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,

Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

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