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Teachers Ban Hitler Work

October 25, 1934
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

the Board of Superintendents and the Board of Education.

District Superintendent Wright said yesterday that, because Das Deutsche Echo is printed in Germany, “we may not legally approve it,” adding that either an NRA code provision or a new State law prohibits use in American schools of textbooks printed abroad.

However, the Jewish Daily Bulletin learned that neither this circumstance nor disapproval by the Board of Superintendents would necessarily bar the paper from the classrooms if individual teachers chose to distribute it.

The issue which evoked the condemnatory resolution from the German teachers’ organization was that for October. The statement said:

“Inasmuch as Das Deutsche Echo of October, 1934, contains open pro-Hitler propaganda, we strongly condemn the same. We shall likewise refuse to assist in any way in the sale of any future numbers containing such propaganda in veiled or open form.”

Eugene Jackson, of Samuel J. Tilden High School, Brooklyn, explained yesterday that the article particularly objected to was entitled “Der 19 August, 1934,” the contents of which were described as flagrantly Nazi.

E. Eisele, manager of the Westermann firm, said sample copies are usually distributed free at the beginning of each year or term, but this year this practice has been abandoned. The price is ten cents a copy.

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