Benson ad in The American Jewish World

The Elmer Benson campaign responded to the dissemination of Are They Communists or Catspaws, an antisemitic pamphlet written by Ray P. Chase, with this advertisement, published in The American Jewish World, the weekly Jewish community newspaper, the week before the election for governor. The ad accuses the Stassen campaign and its supporters of red-baiting and Jew-baiting, and implies their association with the Silver Shirts, a national pro-Nazi group with a following in Minnesota.

CreatorAbe Altrowitz and George W. Kelley, Working Newspapermen's Volunteer Committee for the Reelection of Governor BensonSourceAmerican Jewish World, November 4, 1938, p. 24Date04/11/1938RightsCourtesy of American Jewish WorldCoverageMinnesotaTime Period1930s