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

Photograph | Photograph Number: 95310

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

The excerpt reads: "I'm surprised, have my own thoughts about it, and withdraw silently. When I tell the others about this event, they think that Klotz [the principal of the gymnasium] is now absolutely ripe for Dachau. I don't understand this type of pedagogics. I regard it as cowardice to hide behind his authority. . ."

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
1933 - 1945
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joanne Schartow
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Record last modified: 2003-12-15 00:00:00
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