František Bidlo was born in Prague on 3rd September, 1895. He came from a poor family and was unable to complete his secondary education.
After the war he became a socialist and became a cartoonist for left-wing newspapers. He also contributed work to Simplicissimus and became a book illustrator.
Several of his cartoons dealt with events in Nazi Germany. This included drawings about the treatment of Jews. Bidlo also did work for the German Communist Party (KPD) but after Hitler came to power in 1933 he moved back to Prague.
František Bidlo died of typhoid fever 9th May 1945.
Hitler used his private army and its pre-war 1933 terrorist tactics to underpin his power and intimidate his opponents. Some of their criminal activities were punished by legal action, but by no means all of them. The Czech cartoonist Bidlo showed the criminal nature of Hitler's regime and of the SA thugs in several cartoons.