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Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961



  • Existence: 1893 - 1961

Dorothy Celene Thompson was born on July 9, 1893 in Lancaster, New York. After working for women’s suffrage in the United States, Thompson relocated to Europe in 1920 to pursue her journalism career. Thompson's most significant work abroad took place in Germany in the early 1930s. While working in Munich, Thompson met and interviewed Adolf Hitler for the first time in 1931. This would be the basis for her subsequent book, "I Saw Hitler." The Nazis considered both the book and her articles offensive and, in August 1934, Thompson was expelled from Germany. She was the first journalist to be kicked out. n 1936 Thompson began writing "On the Record", a New York Tribune syndicated newspaper column. She also wrote a monthly column for the "Ladies' Home Journal." Thompson also worked as a news commentator for NBC. She died on January 30, 1961.

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Dorothy Thompson publications

Identifier: MS-365
Overview Dorothy Thompson (1893-1961), journalist. The collection contains the typescript of an address to the Volunteer land corps and the typescript, with editor's notations, of a collected edition of her 1939 columns, "Let the record speak."