It was a birthday party for George Washington

By: crunchgodabruinknees



that included free beer. The atrocities of the war and Kristallnacht hadn't yet occurred.  Support fell apart as the ugliness and violence rose.

This paragraph from Time Magazine is pretty accurate:

Secretive and imperfect bookkeeping prevents us from knowing just how popular the Bund was at its peak. With his characteristic bluster, Kuhn claimed to have as many as 200,000 members at his side, but the Bund probably had between 5,000 to 10,000 official members (the FBI counted 6,600), with perhaps several thousand more casually interested people who attended or orbited around the organization’s events.


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