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Jewish Holocaust... public reality... Nazi atrocities...

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June 26, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 26, 1942

* Jewish Holocaust being known for the 1st time
* Nazi-occupied Europe exterminations
* Lezaky, Czech Republic razed to the ground

Page 5 has one column headings: "GERMANS WIPE OUT A 2D CZECH TOWN" "All Men and Women Are Killed at Levsaky--Others Put to Death in Country" "Many Sent to Have Been Sent Out of Slovakia--Massacre of Poles Is Revealed" and more. See images for coverage on the ongoing atrocities in Nazi-occupied Europe. Rare to find such reports in newspapers at this time as the reality of the holocaust was just being realized. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. What better evidence to confirm of what really happened then having a 1st hand account from the day it was first reported.
Other news, sports and and advertisements of the day with much more on World War II. Complete in 38 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