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Josef Kramer "Beast of Belsen" executed......

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December 15, 1945

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 15, 1945

* Josef Kramer executed by hanging
* "The Beast of Belsen" concentration camp
* William Halsey welcome home celebration

This 32 page newspaper has a two column headline near the  bottom of the front page: "Kramer and 10 Others Hanged For Belsen-Oswiecim Atrocities". Also, two column headlines on the front page that include: "Halsey Gets Hero's Acclaim As Million defy Cold, Snow", and more. Reporting continues on page 3 with related photos.

The content tells of the famed Pacific commander, Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr.'s welcome home ticker tape parade in New York City. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.

Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: Josef Kramer (November 10, 1906 – December 13, 1945) was the Commandant of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Dubbed "The Beast of Belsen" by camp inmates; he was a notorious Nazi war criminal, directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jews and other people. He was convicted of war crimes and hanged in Hamelin prison by noted British executioner Albert Pierrepoint after World War II.

Category: The 20th Century

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