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Palmer House Bans Display of Swastikas

October 24, 1934
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With the sorry experience of the Stevens Hotel, its fellow establishment, to guide it, the Palmer House refused to allow the Chicago branch of the Friends of New Germany to bedeck the hostelry with swastikas or to sing the Horst Wessel song within its walls.

The Nazi organization had rented a Palmer House ball room for a concert and dance, and the German press had announced that Hitler emblems would beautify the hotel on the night of the affair.

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