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Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels incites the crowd in the Berlin Lustgarten to boycott Jewish-owned businesses as a response to the anti-German "atrocity propaganda" being spread abroad by "international Jewry." Below: Nazis force three Jewish businessmen to march down Bruehl Strasse, one of the main commercial streets in central Leipzig, carrying signs that read: "Don't buy from Jews; Shop in German businesses!"

Below: Nazi storm troopers block the entrance to a Jewish-owned store in Berlin. Their signs read: "Germans, defend yourselves against the Jewish atrocity propaganda, buy only at German shops!" and "Germans, defend yourselves, buy only at German shops!"

(Photo credits: U.S. National Archives, William Blye Collection, all courtesy USHMM Photo Archives)

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