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Anti-nazis Continue Drive in Milwaukee

December 17, 1933
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While local Nazi organizations are still keeping more or less under cover, anti-Hitlerite groups and individuals have been dominating the lecture platforms and the newspaper headlines here in the past few weeks.

The Friends of New Germany and the German Legion of Honor, both described as pro-Hitler organizations, have made but slow headway lately and have still had no success in penetrating the established German societies in Milwaukee.

On the other hand, the Socialists have held several anti-Fascist rallies; Dorothy Thompson, noted author, delivered a vitriolic attack on Hitler before the exclusive Women’s Club of Wisconsin; a psychiatrist, Dr. Samuel Plahner, denounced Hitler as a “paranoic with Napoleonic fixation.”

All this was duly reported in the press, keeping alive in Milwaukee a spirit of opposition to Nazi-ism.

This Sunday, German Americans of Milwaukee are to join in the onslaught on Hitlerism with an anti-Fascist mass meeting under the auspices of the Antifaschistische Aktion ###on Wisconsin. The program will include a parody of the Reichstag fire trial; a representation of the concentration camps and other anti-Nazi sketches and addresses.

Milwaukee Jewish delicatessen owners, striking at the Nazi government, have cleaned their shelves of all imported German delicacies and refuse to handle more, spokesmen for the delicatessens announced. German canned fish, pumpernickel, martzipan and candies were among the imported German articles that had previously been sold by the Jewish shops.

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