Character information
Name(s): Finkelstein
Hair: Black
Nationality: Israeli/Palestinian
Occupation: Merchant
Affiliation: Irgun
Status: Alive
Behind the scenes
First Appearance: Land of Black Gold
Last Appearance: Land of Black Gold

Finkelstein is a Jewish member of the Irgun organisation who have mistakenly kidnapped Tintin in Land of Black Gold.


He is depicted as a stereotypical Jew and cast in a negative light just as most members of the religion in Hergé's early works. His character was later removed and replaced by Salomon Goldstein, a similar character in the redrawn version of Land of Black Gold in 1950.