In dark times, we need a little Hoffnungmain
The children of Gerard Hoffnung, the artist, musician and humourist, have created a scintillating website to preserve his memory and amuse future generations.
Hoffnung, who died aged 34 in 1959, was a serious man as well as a renowned wit – a prison reformer and anti-nuclear campaginer.
He is best known for his concert caricatures and his Hoffnung Festivals, which attracted contributions from composers of many colours.
Check the website. It’s astonishing that one man could have meant so much to so many people in such short a time.