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This article printed in the Topeka Capital covers the tarring of German American pastor Reverend Gustav Gastrock of Lawrence, Kansas. Reverend Gastrock was tarred by three men who probably attacked him in response to his refusal to preach in English in support of the Liberty Loan campaign and the Red Cross.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: May 10, 1918

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This article can be combined with other articles on harassment of German Americans to help students understand the difficulties German Americans faced during World War I.

KS: 11th: 1.7.: challenges German Americans faced in Kansas during World War I

Item Number: 213502
Call Number: K 341.3, Clipp., v.1, p. 1-123, Sedition, espionage, etc.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213502

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