The Knish War?

Jim Chevallier, who is fast becoming the research arm of Joe Pastry Global Enterprises, submits this fascinating clip from a 1916 edition of the New York Times. I don’t want to give too much away, save to say it’s a ripping tale of knishes, a socialist congressman, gratuitous advertising and an oompah band. It’s notable in that it doesn’t reference Yonah Schimmel at all, but rather attributes the invention of the knish to one Mr. Green. Is this just an instance of reporter ignorance? Or an example of the winner (in this case, the last surviving knish maker in the East Village) writing his own history?

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