Say No-el to Nazi toys

History Revealed Advent Calendar: day 4...

Say No-el to Nazi toys

In New York 1938, this Santa sets up a special kind of grotto to voice his anti-Nazi feelings and encourage shoppers to buy American-made toys.

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German manufacturers were well known for children’s toys such as wooden trains or bears so they enjoyed good business at the festive season. But with the Nazi Party in power in the late 1930s, there were calls to boycott toys coming from Germany.