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January 24, 1949

MORNING CALL, Allentown, Jan 24, 1949 Ftpg. 3 line, 1 col. head: Treason Trial of Axis Sally Starts Today. One col. photo of Axis Sally above the head. Her real name was Mildred Elizabeth Gillars.
Front page only, but in good condition.

Note: "Mildred Gillars, AKA "Axis Sally", was a native of Portland, Main. She was studying music at Hunter College in Germany in the 1930s and fell in love with her professor. He later enlisted her for German radio propaganda programs from a Berlin radio station. After the war she was brought back to the U. S. where, in 1949, she was found guilty of treason for a broadcast made just before the Allied invasion of Europe. Sentenced to 10-to-30 years in prison, she was eventually released in 1962. Until her death in 1988, she was a music instructor at a Catholic girls school in Columbus, Ohio."

Category: The 20th Century