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This photo was taken on April 15, Florence Thompson with three of her children in a photograph known as "Migrant Mother. More on the photo here. The Hindenburg would later explode in a spectacular fireball above Lakehurst on May 6, England's biggest demonstration of its readiness to go through a gas attack was staged, March 16, , when 2, volunteers in Birmingham donned gas masks and went through an elaborate drill.
These three firemen were fully equipped, from rubber boots to masks, for the mock gas "invasion". Mussolini and his fascists put on a show for Hitler, but on the details of their subsequent conversations there was little news. Four Nazi troops sing in front of the Berlin branch of the Woolworth Co.
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The Hitlerites believe the founder of the Woolworth Co. The Nazi booth at a radio exhibition which started in Berlin on August 19, The booth is designed as propaganda of the Nazi gramophone plate industry which produces only records of the national socialist movement. Thousands of young men flocked to hang upon the words of their leader, Reichsfuhrer Adolf Hitler, as he addressed the convention of the National Socialist Party in Nuremberg, Germany on Sept.
Adolf Hitler is shown being cheered as he rides through the streets of Munich, Germany, November 9, , during the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the National Socialist movement. Hitler youth honor an unknown soldier by forming a swastika symbol on August 27, in Germany. Here are scores of tanks lined up just before the demonstration began. Defying provisions of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany began rearming itself at a rapid rate shortly after Hitler came to power in A group of German girls line up to learn musical culture under auspices of the Nazi Youth Movement, in Berlin, Germany on February 24, Hitler's Nazi party convention, underway in Nuremberg, Germany, on Sept.
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America's Jesse Owens, center, salutes during the presentation of his gold medal for the long jump on August 11, , after defeating Nazi Germany's Lutz Long, right, during the Summer Olympics in Berlin. Naoto Tajima of Japan, left, placed third. Owens triumphed in the track and field competition by winning four gold medals in the meter and meter dashes, long jump and meter relay. He was the first athlete to win four gold medals at a single Olympic Games.
Chamberlain brought with him a terms of the plan later to be called the Munich Agreement, which, in an act of appeasment, allowed Germany to annex Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. The public burning of books that were condemned as un-German, or Jewish-Marxist was a common activity in Nazi Germany. Mass gymnastics were the feature of the "Day of Community" at Nuremberg, Germany on September 8, and Adolf Hitler watched the huge demonstrations given on the Zeppelin Field.
Windows of shops owned by Jews which were broken during a coordinated anti-Jewish demonstration in Berlin, known as Kristallnacht, on November 10, Nazi authorities turned a blind eye as SA stormtroopers and civilians destroyed storefronts with hammers, leaving the streets covered in pieces of smashed windows.
Ninety-one Jews were killed, and 30, Jewish men were taken to concentration camps. View of one of the large halls of the Rheinmetall-borsig Armament factories at Duesseldorf, Germany, on August 13, , where gun barrels are the main output. Before the start of the war, German factories were cranking out pieces of military machinery measured in the hundreds per year.
Soon it climbed into the tens of thousands. In alone, over 25, fighter planes were built. While newly-annexed Austria awaited the arrival of Adolf Hitler, preparations were underway. Streets were decorated and street names were changed. A workman in Vienna City square carries a new name plate for the square, renaming it "Adolf Hitler Place" on March 14, We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. The Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, a bird-singing competition in Thailand, an earthquake in Pakistan, protests in Indonesia, a zebra foal in Kenya, wearable art in New Zealand, an underwater tank in Turkey, and much more.
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Photographers on the ground and in orbit captured images of the Soyuz MS spacecraft being lifted from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. I want to receive updates from The Atlantic about new products and offerings. The Great Depression had started a decade before, leaving much of the world unemployed and desperate. Nationalism was sweeping through Germany, and it chafed against the punitive measures of the Versailles Treaty that had ended World War I. China and the Empire of Japan had been at war since Japanese troops invaded Manchuria in Germany, Italy, and Japan were testing the newly founded League of Nations with multiple invasions and occupations of nearby countries, and felt emboldened when they encountered no meaningful consequences.
The Spanish Civil War broke out in , becoming a rehearsal of sorts for the upcoming World War -- Germany and Italy supported the nationalist rebels led by General Francisco Franco, and some 40, foreign nationals traveled to Spain to fight in what they saw as the larger war against fascism. In the last few pre-war years, Nazi Germany blazed the path to conflict -- rearming, signing a non-aggression treaty with the USSR, annexing Austria, and invading Czechoslovakia.
Meanwhile, the United States passed several Neutrality Acts, trying to avoid foreign entanglements as it reeled from the Depression and the Dust Bowl years.
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