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Great Judaica item... Kristallnacht...

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November 10, 1938

NEW YORK TIMES, November 10, 1938 

* Crystal Night (Kristallnacht)
* Night of Broken Glass - Persecution of Jews

On the eve of Armistice Day, Kate Smith sings Irving Berlin's God Bless America for the first time on her weekly radio show while the papers report the news of what was to become known as Kristallnacht, the "night of broken glass".  Nazi troops and sympathizers loot and burn Jewish businesses: the horrific Holocaust has begun.
This issue contains on the front page the first report on this infamous event with a one column heading: "Berlin Raids Reply To Death Of Envoy" & subhead: "Nazi's Loot Jews' Shops, Burn City's Biggest Synagogue to Avenge Paris Embassy Aide". The report takes most of a column and carries over to page ten.
Complete in 56 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. Great condition.

Category: The 20th Century