Yiddish: For a thief in a top hat, the hat doesn't burn.

אויף אַ גנבֿ אין אַ צילינדער ברענט ניט דאָס היטל.

Af a ganef in a tsilinder, brent nit dos hitl.

For a thief in a top hat, the hat doesn't burn.

A cynical reference to the well known saying on the previous page. Unlike a common thief, the wealthy robber baron is not recognized as a criminal. SOURCE: Stutchkoff, Der Oytser fun der Yidisher Shprakh. The word צילינדער (tsilinder, literally "cylinder") refers to a top hat.

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