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German Crimes Calendar
A paper 1918 calendar that reads, "GERMAN CRIMES CALENDAR" across the top. It consists of six pages, with a calendar for the months of January through June on the front of each page, and July through December on the back. Each page also features an image and a description of crimes committed by the German Army. There are two holes in the tops of the pages with pieces of string tied through to hold the pages together. This calendar is a prime exampe of the anti-German sentiment that was rampant during WWI in America. Individuals were very distrustful of their German neighbors, and prejudice was at an all time high. Items like this were not uncommon, and were not seen as offensive during this time period.
Citation: Minnesota Historical Society Collections. 12WM.90