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USS Midway... Operation Sandy... V-2 rocket...

Exodus 1947 refugees relocated to Germany...



Item # 651954

September 9, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 9, 1947

* "Exodus 1947" Jewish refugees relocated to Germany
* German V-2 rockets testing - Operation Sandy & Pushover
* Aircraft Carrier USS Midway - 1st such test

The front page has a historic report regarding the arrival of the Jewish refuges from the Exodus 1947 vessel, which had been captured by the British outside of Palestine. In a tragic twist of fate, the displaced refugees were relocated to Germany. The headline reads: "TOKEN FIGHT WAGED AS JEWS OF EXODUS BEGIN DEBARKATION," with subheading: "5 Hurt as Some Are Dragged Off Vessel at Hamburg - Clubs Spank Resisters." The corresponding article includes, "By mid-afternoon, they were settled in former displaced persons camps at Poppendorf behind barbed wire and under heavy military guard," with much more. Additional related articles are found on inside pages, including two large photos on page 3.

Note: Wikipedia states: "The treatment of the refugees at the camps caused an international outcry after it was claimed that the conditions could be likened to German concentration camps."

The front page also has a one column heading: "MIDWAY FIRES V-2 UNDER WAY AT SEA," with subheading: "Carrier Then Launches Planes as New Naval Era Is Opened--Missile Quickly Explodes," which continues on page 4 with: "Carrier Midway Fires V-2 at Sea, Then Launches Planes in Test."

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day.

Complete in 64 pages, "rag edition" (printed on very high quality newsprint for libraries & other institutions), very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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