Dinner in Honor of Dorothy Thompson, In Recognition of Her Great Services to Our Democracy and Her Valiant Battle Against Nazism. Grand Ballroom, Hotel Astor. Thursday Evening, May Sixth, Nineteen Hundred and Forty One

Softcover. Very good. Menu and program, 8.5 x 12 inches, [8] pp, in wrappers illustrated with a photo of a bust of Thompson. Light soiling to back cover, light handling wear; very good. Dorothy Thompson (1893-1961) was a prominent American journalist we was early to recognize the dangers posed by Nazism. In 1931, she interviewed Adolf Hitler, who later had her thrown out of Germany for her critical take on his politics and character. Throughout the 1930s, she dedicated herself to vocal opposition to Nazism via her print journalism and regular radio broadcasts. The text of this tribute to Thompson includes: 1) a three-page salute to her by Albert Einstein, who concludes "Out of the mist of gunpowder, smoke, and fire that obscures our vision, Dorothy Thompson emerges as a beacon of hope and courage for millions who believe that a better world is possible only if democratic freedom will prevail." 2) A "Roll-Call for Democracy" - a highly distinguished list of speakers including, among others, Fiorello La Guardia, Chaim Weizmann, and Sigrid Undset, Messages were also sent by FDR and Churchill. 3) Dinner menu 4) Four-page list of hundreds of people on the "Sponsoring Committee."

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