Monthly Archives: January 2015

Allied Party Crashers!

Sunday, Jan. 31, 1943 Good News: The RAF had conducted a successful air raid deep into German territory on the very day of Hitler’s birthday celebration. Talk about crashing a party! The Russians had taken more territory including a key … Continue reading

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Rickenbacker Versus Taft

Saturday, Jan. 30, 1943 I’m not talking about some boxing match but about the clash of political beliefs brewing under the surface of the seemingly united home front. Americans were so certain the war would end soon that they were … Continue reading

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An Asparagus Salesman

Friday, Jan. 29, 1943 U-Boats sank four more US ships in a convoy. While most of the crew survived, the wolf pack success was a somber discordant note as the Allies celebrated further success in Africa. And as Joseph Grew … Continue reading

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“..the sympathy of all Christians must go out..to the Jews”

Thursday, Jan. 28, 1943 The Jewish Sentinel today reported (p.23) that the National Refugee Service had settled 200,000 Jewish refugees in the United States. Noting that most refugees were over 60 and not able to support themselves, the Service set … Continue reading

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New Life for a Jaded January Wardrobe

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1943 Midwinter is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe. Dark dresses with white accents are decreed for Spring. But even with Chicago in 32- territory, a woman can enjoy the boost of wearing these fresh print … Continue reading

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“Win With Planes”

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1943 From one end of the country to the other, newspapers reported the good news: The Russians had inflicted heavy losses on the German Army. In fact, the German people were being told at last about the … Continue reading

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Buying Land in Palestine

Monday, Jan. 25, 1943 American Jews, already anticipating the post-war need to settle refugees, launched a campaign to raise $50,000,000 to buy land in Palestine. At $25 per dunam, a ¼ acre, that money would fund the purchase of 2 … Continue reading

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