Estonian-American Cartoonist Wins Pulitzer Prize

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Edmund S. Valtman, born in Tallinn in 1914 before moving to the United States in 1949 after four years in a displaced persons camp in Europe, wins the 1962 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning for “What You Need, Man, Is a Revolution Like Mine,” a cartoon depicting Fidel Castro advising Brazil to embrace communism. Valtman, who worked for the The Hartford Times in Connecticut for nearly 25 years, was well-known for his cartoons commenting on the ills of communism, which he once said were the result of his experience living in Soviet-occupied Estonia.

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