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January 23, 2013 by History in a Hurry

Dorothy Thompson as a model to resist tyranny

by Andreatta Geerdes

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2013 – Dorothy Thompson knew how to oppose tyranny.

As a correspondent in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, Thompson had witnessed Adolph Hitler’s rise to power, his dismantling of civil liberties, and his transformation of Germany into a dictatorship. In 1934, Thompson was the first correspondent expelled from Nazi Germany for her writing.

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