U.S. Nazi Toys Teach Kids War

U.S. Nazi Toys Teach Kids War

Times Storm Troopers Tell More Secrets

by: William Mueller, John C. Metcalfe, James J. Metcalfe | publication date: September 15, 1937 | Publication: Chicago Daily Times | volume: 9 | journal issue: 10 | pages: 1, 3, 14-19, 32-33

Nazi swastikas wave ... a cannon "booms" ...sparks fly from machine guns...signal communication lights flash.  It is WAR, but a miniature war.  A war played by American boys and girls with toy soldiers which are exact copies of the new Hitler military machine.  Toy soldiers imported from Germany instill in American children the "glory" of war, TIMES reporters "covering" American nazidom learned.  Two German import stores in the Yorkville section of New York City sell hundreds of nazi toy soldiers each year.  The stores have smaller displays of American soldiers but they are not nearly as popular as those of the nazi regime.  

This edition of the Times features coverage of the use of war toys for children in the American nazi movement, as well as the continuation of Metcalfe's "I am a Nazi Storm Trooper in the U.S." series.