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Great Judaica item... Kristallnacht (1st night)...

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November 10, 1938

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, November 10, 1938 

* Crystal Night (Kristallnacht) (1st report)
* Night of Broken Glass - Persecution of Jews
* FRONT LEAF ONLY (pages 1& 2)

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 beginning of the horrific Holocaust. 
This issue contains a first report on this infamous event with a two column heading on the front page: "Jewish Shops Looted And Synagogues Burned As Acts of Vengeance " with subhead. (see) All text concerning this event is on the front page.
FRONT LEAF ONLY (pages 1 & 2), tiny tears and some chipping at the margins.

Category: The 20th Century