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1931 Adolph Hitler's Nazi movement rally....



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October 12, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 12, 1931

* Adolph Hitler rally in Brunswick, Germany
* Sturmabteilung (SA) and Schutzstaffel (SS) men
* Nazi movement prior to Hitler's coming to power
* Gangster Al 'Scarface' Capone's tax evasion trial


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "HITLER UNITES RANKS OF THE OLD GERMANY TO WAR ON BRUENING" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Adolph Hitler's Nazi movement rally at Brusnwick, Germany.
Page 4 has a one column heading: "GANG TUTOR SLATED TO TURN ON CAPONE" with subheads. (see) Coverage on Al 'Scarface' Capone's tax evasion trial.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 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.

wikipedia notes: This was a joint rally of Sturmabteilung (SA) and Schutzstaffel (SS) men put on to show both strength in strife-weary Germany and loyalty to their leader, Adolf Hitler. This was before Hitler came to national power as Chancellor of Germany in January, 1933. Over 100,000 men attended the (Braunschweig) Brunswick rally hosted by SA-Gruppe Nord under the leadership of then SA-Gruppenführer Viktor Lutze. At the rally, the SA assured Hitler of their loyalty and Hitler in turn increased the size of the SA with the creation of 24 new Standarten (regiment-sized formations).

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