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Vandals paint swastika on Hollywood synagogue, December 12, 1938

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Vandals paint a swastika on Temple Beth El, 1508 N. Wilton.
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The former temple photographed by Nathan Marsak, who wrote a wonderful post on the 1947 project.



Today's edition of The Times offers a fairly stunning array of prejudice, whether it's the great white hunter and dim-witted natives in Africa, vandalism of a synagogue or hate speech by Father Coughlin.




Father Coughlin was an extremely influential and controversial broadcaster, although he seems tedious, long-winded and didactic today. Pay particular attention to his Nov. 20, 1938, broadcast in which he quotes Henry Ford rebutting a published interview, saying that Jews in Germany weren't persecuted and that Jewish refugees wouldn't be happy working in his factories.

Also note Coughlin's charges that advertisers control newspapers' content.
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Carole Lombard as Scarlett O'Hara?
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Giants upset Packers, 23-17.


 
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