Donate Now!


Like Us on Facebook!

Like Us on Facebook!


Kristallnacht in
Birmingham Newspapers


Bimingham News, November 10The following articles were pulled from microfilm at the Birmingham Public Library and reflect the events of Kristallnacht as reported by the three Birmingham newspapers at the time.  Kristallnacht was a turning point in Nazi anti-Jewish policy that would culminate in the Holocaust. These articles will help students to place themselves in the mindset of Birmingham citizens during this pivotal period.

 

NOVEMBER 10, 1938

The Birmingham News   Front Page
  Pg.1 Jews Feel Lash of Angry Nazis Bent on Plunder
The Birmingham Post  
The Birmingham Age-Herald    

 

NOVEMBER 11, 1938

The Birmingham News   Front Page
  Pg.1 Nations, Torn By Fear, Feverishly Prepare for War
  Pg.5 U.S., British Public Skeptical of Hitler's Vows on Territory
  Pg.10 The Nazis Go To New Extremes
  --- Silverman to Speak
The Birmingham Post Pg.1 War Peril Revived by Drive on Jews
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 Nazis Fury Again Aims at Jews

 

NOVEMBER 12, 1938

The Birmingham News   Front Page
  Pg.1 Nazis Assess Jews $400,000,000 Fine in Slaying of Official
  Pg.4 Not All Germans Are That Despicable
  Pg.6 Hitler's Next Move
The Birmingham Post   Front Page
  Pg.1 Nazis Clamp Fine of Billion Marks on German Jews
  Pg.3 Pastor to Base His Sermon on World Events
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 Nazis Raid Home of Semitics

 

NOVEMBER 13, 1938

The Birmingham News   Front Page
  Pg.1 Rearmament Is Pushed as Nazis Beat Down Jews
  Pg.1 Stalin Regime in Soviet Russia Imperiled by Rebellion
  Pg.8 He Can Look at Your Handwriting and Tell What Type You Are
  Pg.10

Is There No Limit to Nazi Insanity?

  Pg.11 Germany's March to the East Eyed by Soviet Russia
The Birmingham Post    
The Birmingham Age-Herald    

 

NOVEMBER 14, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post   Front Page
  Pg.4 Revulsion
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 Nazis Levy New Fines on Jews
  Edit. To A Jewish Friend

 

NOVEMBER 15, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post   Front Page
  Pg.4 Thinks America Should Be On Its Guard
  Pg.4 Who Then Is To Blame?
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 British Score Nazis Attacks in Newspapers
  Pg.1 U.S. Envoy to Reich Summoned
  --- Senator Proposes End to Relations with Nazi Regime

 

NOVEMBER 16, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post   Front Page
  Pg.1 Dictators Warned
  Pg.3 Baptists Add Voice for Jews
  Pg.4 Harold Helfer's Open Letter to Hitler
  Pg.4 Political Cartoon: Making His Mark!
  Pg.4 Old Folks Starving Here-Is That Worse than Nazi Cruelty?
  Pg.7 Hardships Jews are Suffering Under Hitler Are Revealed
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 France to Bargain with Nazi
  Pg.1 Goering Orders Latest Violence to Stop
  Pg.1 Nazi Quarantine in All Americas May Be U.S. Aim
  Pg.1 Treatment of Jews by Nazis Pictured as Beyond Belief
  Pg.4 Little Adolf
  Edit. Forum of the People
  Edit. Oh, For A Way!
  Edit. This Morning
  --- U.S. Ambassador is Credited With Plan to Save Jews

 

NOVEMBER 17, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post   Front Page
  Pg.1 Hitler Present, But Fails to Talk, Although Other Leaders Speak Out
  Pg.1 U.S., Britain Believed Agreed on Jewish Aid
  Pg.1 Germany Opens Move to Seize Homes of Jews
  Pg.4 Trial of Assassin Might Bring Out Plot
  Pg.4 Wanted: A Homeland
  Pg.4 Was It Nazi Plot?
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 Further Drop Expected in Business Dealings With Germany
  Pg.1 Funeral of vom Rath Feared Occasion for New Restrictions
  Pg.6 Careful, Miss Thompson

 

NOVEMBER 18, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post   Front Page
  Pg.1 1930 Tariff Act Can Be Used as Club on Nazis
  Pg.1 Hitler Tells Diplomat to Return Home
  Pg.4

Freedom's Greatest Asset

  Pg.4 Says Refugees Should Take Wealth With Them
  Pg.4 Political Cartoon: Whom the Gods Would Destroy
  Pg.4 Hull Gains; Hitler Loses
  Pg.10 Rabbi to Speak on Nazi Persecution
  Pg.11 Jewish Women Seek Husbands
  Pg.16 Baptists Score German Acts
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 Nazis Confiscate Art Objects From Homes of Jews
  Pg.1 Slain Nazi is Buried as Martyr
  Pg.4 Political Cartoon: Going Too Far Back
  --- Britain Seeking Place For Jews
  --- English Reporter in City to Cover Welfare Meeting
  Pg.5 Rabbi Plans Sermon
  Edit. Wise Warning
  Edit. Give a Man a Chance

 

NOVEMBER 19, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post    
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 Hull Appeals to All Nations to Assist Jews
  Pg.1 Nazis Call U.S. Envoy Back Home
  Pg.1 Plight of Jews Blow to Policy of Chamberlain
  Pg.2 Plea of Justice for Jews is Set
  --- American Witness Describes Horror of Drive on Jews
  --- Baptists Assail Nazi Persecutions
  Edit. Resolution Asks Break With Nazis
  Edit. Immediate Objective

 

NOVEMBER 20, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post    
The Birmingham Age-Herald    

 

NOVEMBER 21, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post    
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 FDR Urged to Ask for Jewish Refugee Haven
  Pg.1 Nazis Vent Ire Again on FDR
  Pg.4 Nothing 'Singular' About It
  Edit. Forum of the People

 

NOVEMBER 22, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post    
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 Commons Hits Drive On Jews

 

NOVEMBER 23, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post    
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.4 Refugee Aid Set
  Pg.6 A German Boycott?

 

NOVEMBER 24, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post    
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 Suicides of German Jews Gain
  Pg.6 No Hate For Hate
  Pg.14 Peace Policies of U.S. Praised

 

NOVEMBER 25, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post    
The Birmingham Age-Herald   Front Page
  Pg.1 Jews Fear Fine Will Bar Flight
  --- Nazis Arrest Foreign Jews
  Edit. Inside Germany

 

NOVEMBER 26, 1938

The Birmingham News  
The Birmingham Post    
The Birmingham Age-Herald Pg.1 Nazis Get New Note From U.S.

 

 

Page last updated:  November 14, 2014