Study Guide

Yidl in Maus: A Survivor's Tale

By Art Spiegelman

Yidl

Yidl is a Russian Jew who leads a tin workshop at Auschwitz. Yidl doesn’t like Vladek because he is a “capitalist” and Yidl is a communist. Yidl soon softens toward Vladek when Vladek is able to bribe him with offerings of food.