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Dec. 18, 1947: Jacobowicz Brothers, Orphaned in Holocaust, Arrive in L.A. (Also Turkey Stuffing With Fritos)

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. The Jacobowicz brothers—Karl, 16, Joseph, 13, and Rudolph, 10—stood on the metal ramp leading from the gleaming airliner that carried them on the final leg of … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Declares Early Thanksgiving

Note: This is an encore post from 2011. Nov. 9, 1941: Amid the gathering clouds of World War II, President Roosevelt declares what will be the last peacetime Thanksgiving. Noting American aid to nations fighting the Axis, Roosevelt says: “Let … Continue reading

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Oct. 18, 1947: S.S. General Saw Mass Executions as ‘Necessary to Win War’

  Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. NEURNBERG, Oct. 17 (A.P.)—S.S. Gen. Erich Naumann, whose commandos killed thousands of Jewish men, women and children on the eastern front, told a war crimes … Continue reading

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Sept. 9, 1947: Roundup of the News — Put Salt in Coffee?

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. In New Delhi, unimaginable carnage. “I counted the bodies of at least 30 Moslems, men, women and children, who were chopped up like beef by bearded … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

This is an especially appropriate day to recall the editorial stand of the Los Angeles Times in the 1930s toward European refugees. In a March 30, 1938, editorial,  The Times opposed wholesale admission of European refugees, saying that they would … Continue reading

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Gang Blamed in Riot at Glendale Carnival

Oct. 19, 1942: Members of the Van Nuys “Chain Gang” are blamed for a riot that broke out at a carnival in Glendale, leaving one man near death from stab wounds and five others injured. About 30 members of the … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Declares Early Thanksgiving

Nov. 9, 1941: Amid the gathering clouds of World War II, President Roosevelt declares what will be the last peacetime Thanksgiving. Noting American aid to nations fighting the Axis, Roosevelt says: “Let us ask the divine blessing of our decision … Continue reading

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June 21, 1938

  ne thing you have to say about Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw: He has a sense of humor. Upon returning from Washington, where he spent the final days of the Earle Kynette trial, Shaw was given a list of … Continue reading

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June 20, 1938

609 E. 2nd St. in 1938, above, and the neighborhood via Google street view, below. At left, thugs vandalizing Jewish businesses in Berlin observe a day of rest. Above, D.W. Griffith’s "Birth of a Nation" at the Criterion, 7th and … Continue reading

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June 19, 1938

ermany begins the systematic roundup of Jews on the pretext of putting them in "protective custody" or claiming that they are foreigners "without proper papers." "At Buchenwald Concentration Camp, near Weimar, it was reported that 65 army buses were arriving … Continue reading

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June 3, 1968

Just remember: The Times editorialized against suspending U.S. immigration quotas for European Jews and other refugees, March 30, 1938: "They would … reach havens as paupers either to be added to the relief rolls or compete for jobs with Americans … Continue reading

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May 31, 1938

Floyd Roberts of Van Nuys, who gained much of his experience on the dirt track at Ascot, wins the Indianapolis 500. Roberts averaged 117.2 mph in a four-cylinder car (at left) built and owned by Lou Moore and designed by … Continue reading

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May 11, 1938

Above, a scenario that sounds tragically familiar … Below, George Sakalis, a prosecution witness in the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette in the Harry Raymond bombing, is wanted in Arizona–or is he? Dist. Atty. Buron Fitts says the arrest … Continue reading

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May 8, 1938

Above, an arresting and perhaps inflammatory title for a book that’s fairly obscure today. It appears to have been written by a Swedish Christian who advocated assimilation … The book also appears to have evoked a response from Rabbi Stephen … Continue reading

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May 6, 1938

Germany plans to move thousands of Austrian Jews, and The Times buries the story with a one-column hed on Page 8. Below, how does Margaret Bourke-White get those terrific pictures? Why she smokes Camels!  Email me

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May 1, 1938

Above, Arnold Schoenberg’s orchestration of Brahms’ quartet for piano and strings receives its U.S. premiere. I once listened to a recording of a talk by Schoenberg and was surprised to hear him pronounce his name "Shane-berg" as in "Bei Mir … Continue reading

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April 29, 1938

  Above, as I have noted before, I rarely post old Times editorials because they are usually embarrassing (the U.S. doesn’t need a federal law against lynching, we shouldn’t offer a haven to European Jews because they’d just go on … Continue reading

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April 28, 1938

Below, the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette in the Harry Raymond bombing gets particularly juicy when the prosecution introduces a large stack of recording discs, apparently of radio speeches, taken from police. Prosecutors charge that the Los Angeles Police … Continue reading

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April 26, 1938

Below, the prosecution prepares to call bombing victim Harry Raymond in the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette … The proceedings are interrupted as bailiffs throw an old drunk man out of the courtroom after he yelled "Look out! Look … Continue reading

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April 23, 1938

Below, the 1937 slaying of underworld figure Les Bruneman intrudes into the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette in the Harry Raymond bombing. (Pete Pianezzi, convicted of killing Bruneman at the Roost cafe, was paroled in 1953) … Former City … Continue reading

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