Home-Grown Nazis- John C. Metcalfe and James J. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times



The Times published two simultaneous reports of time spent undercover with US Nazi groups in 1937, before World War II. The reporters, brothers John C. and James J. Metcalfe, gained the trust of their "leaders," gaining information deliberately kept out of the public sphere by the group. The reports are accompanied by stories about events in Germany, nazi action in the US, and results of the Times reports themselves. Everything's published here in the original page layout, with multiple stories per entry.

Media History

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Effects and Outcomes

The brainchild of Chicago Daily Times's managing editor Louis Ruppel, the popular series was praised in Time magazine's media column later that month and was emblematic of Ruppel's innovations for the Times.

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