Fritz Behrendt was born in Berlin in 1925 to a Jewish family. In 1937, the boy emigrated with his parents to the Netherlands, where he managed to survive the war. After the war, Behrendt was an ardent supporter of leftist ideas, worked in Yugoslavia and the German Democratic Republic, but everything changed dramatically after his arrest and accusations of sympathy for Tito. After a year and a half, the ardent communist became an equally consistent anti-communist.
Behrendt's drawings are distinguished by their absolute uncompromising attitude towards their characters. One may disagree with the artist’s opinion, who left a great creative legacy, but in any case, his archive is the most valuable collection of illustrations of the second half of the XX and the beginning of the XXI centuries. During his long life, which ended in 2008, Behrendt saw the beginning of the Cold War and its end. Warspot publishes a small selection of the artist's cartoons dedicated to the significant events of an entire era.