“Purimfest 1946:” Julius Streicher and the Ten Sons of Haman (This Week in Jewish History)

Germans read Streicher's propaganda. Sign reads "With The Sturmer Against the Jews." Source: Bundesarchiv via Wikimedia Commons.
Germans read Streicher’s propaganda. Sign reads “With The Sturmer Against the Jews.” Source: Bundesarchiv via Wikimedia Commons.

In October of 1946, ten Nazi defendants were hung on gallows erected by the International Military Tribunal. One of the most notorious, the propagandist Julius Streicher, uttered the phrase “Purimfest 1946” moments before his death, unconsciously echoing a mysterious passage in the Biblical book of Esther itself. Fascinating footnote in Jewish History!

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