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Diary entry for July 16, 1941, written by Lothar Streicher, son of Der Stuermer publisher, Julius Streicher.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 95309

Diary entry for July 16, 1941, written by Lothar Streicher, son of Der Stuermer publisher, Julius Streicher.

The excerpt reads: "Went early [today] to Zamosc [ghetto] with Lt. D. The impressions were very strong. Lt. D. and I kept shaking our heads. Jews tell us that it was scarcely better for them before the war. The poverty, suffering, and filth are indescribable. A small room, 4 . . . "

Images of Lothar Streicher's diary entries were made available by the International News Service in October, 1945, and were used to illustrate a series of articles about Julius Streicher, a defendant at the International Military Tribunal war crimes trial in Nuremberg. The original INS caption reads: "This page from the diary of Julius Streicher's son, Lothar, records the youth's reactions during a visit to a Jewish ghetto: 'There is only one solution to the Jewish Problem . . . extermination!'"

Lothar Streicher joined the SS while still at school. At the beginning of WWI he joined the Luftwaffe and trained as a pilot. On the side, Lothar undertook special missions for his father to gather information about anti-Nazi activities.

Date
1941 July 16
Variant Locale
Zamostye
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joanne Schartow
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