Issue of the American newspaper "New York World Telegram" from November 17, 1938 reporting on the pogrom carried out by the Nazis against Jews on Kristallnacht.
On the title page is a photo showing a Jewish store owner cleaning broken glass from the front of his shop, with swastika flags in the background. The caption reads: "Nazi anger destroyed Jewish shops in Berlin after the murder of Ernst vom Rath, a minor German diplomat, by a mad Polish Jew. The photo shows a Jewish shopkeeper in Berlin sweeping broken glass from the front of his shop. After cleaning up, he will have to pay "damages"". This photo appearing on the front page is one of the most iconic associated with Kristallnacht, appearing countless times over the years in publications about Nazi damage to Jewish shops. The article next to the image reports Jewish children expelled from their homes in the Nazi disturbance, adding that "Jewish doctors were arrested everywhere, leaving patients without medical care. Homes and synagogues were burned and destroyed. Shops were wrecked, restaurants forbidden to serve Jews. In Stuttgart, during the riots Jews were led by the masses and put into police cars. In Breslau, military engineers dynamically surrounded a synagogue in such a way that it collapsed on a nearby Jewish school. On the outskirts of Berlin, Jewish children were expelled from Jewish orphanages, after which the houses were demolished. At no time did the fire brigade or police intervene, except to save Aryan property. Hundreds of thousands of Jews disappeared from every town of any size. Today, the total number of arrests throughout the Reich is estimated at 50,000...". It is also reported that a Jewish couple poisoned themselves and their children in order to escape the Nazi pogroms, and that along the Dutch-German border hundreds of Jews tried to flee Germany. The German guards allowed them through, but Dutch officials turned them back waiting for new orders from The Hague. "Many of the refugees have been living in forests near the border for several days".
Additional front page article report Dr. Angraf officially declaring the deportation of Jews from their homes in Berlin, with 8000 Jewish homes to be emptied and distributed to Germans. Another discusses Hitler's reaction to von Rath's murder and especially the meaning of his silence during the funeral, and in what he plans for the Jews in response . Page 2 features a large bloody swastika with the caption "An angry civilization. Who would the gods destroy...", It also reports on Josef Gobbels attacking the mayor of New York for employing Jews, the American ambassador being recalled from Germany, on the confiscation of German goods, another news item reports on a refugee support program promoted by Great Britain, and more.
38 p. 58 cm. Complete Issue. Minor tears on edges. Good condition.