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Vandals paint swastika on Hollywood synagogue, December 12, 1938

December 12, 2008 |  5:00 am


Vandals paint a swastika on Temple Beth El, 1508 N. Wilton.
1938_1212_page2 Nazi police censor sermons of Vienna's Catholic priests.
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.

Carole Lombard as Scarlett O'Hara?

Giants upset Packers, 23-17.