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January 11, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 11, 1934

* Marinus van ver Lubbe - Dutch communist
* Reichstag fire arsonist - execution by guillotine

The front page has a one column heading: "VAN DER LUBBE DIES ON NAZI GUILLOTINE" with subheads that include: "Germany Beheads Reichstag Incendiary in Lepzig, Taking the World by Surprise" "He Goes To Fate Silently" and more. (see) First report coverage continues on page 9 with photo of Van Der Lubbe. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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