The West 47th Street–based group’s goal: to convince Americans of all backgrounds to join in a total boycott of Germany.
This powerful matchbook cover advertisement plainly makes the case.
Throughout the 1930s, the boycott movement gathered steam, according to jewishvirtuallibrary.org.
“However, the American Jewish Committee remained unalterably opposed to the movement throughout the Nazi era.
“In the United States, a non-belligerent until Pearl Harbor, the boycott was continued until 1941.”
Inside of the matchbook, it reads: “Help End the Nazi Dictatorship by becoming a member of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League.”
I have no idea how many people did.
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