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Albert Leo Schlageter execution....
Item # 647962
May 26, 1923
THE DETROIT NEWS, May 26, 1923
* Albert Leo Schlageter execution (1st report)
* German Freikorps - heroic symbol of Nazism
Page 2 has a one column heading: "RUHR RAIL MAN PUT TO DEATH" with subhead. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 22 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally in good condition.
wikipedia notes: Albert Leo Schlageter (12 August 1894 – 26 May 1923) was a member of the German Freikorps. His activities sabotaging French occupying troops after World War I led to his arrest and eventual execution by French forces. His death created an image of martyrdom around him, which was cultivated by German nationalist groups, in particular the Nazi Party. During the Third Reich, he was widely commemorated as a national hero.
Category: The 20th Century