How the Jewish Press Reported Leo Frank’s Execution in 1915

leofrankforverts-1439823713Accuracy wasn’t much better then than now; these are translations from the Yiddish “Forverts” coverage of 1915.

ATLANTA, August 17, 1915 — A telephone dispatch was received today at 55 minutes past 8 in the morning reporting that Leo Frank was lynched in Marietta (Marietta is the town where the murdered Mary Phagan was from and was buried there.)

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