SIGRID SCHULTZ (PSEUDONYM JOHN DICKSON) #100travelHERS
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Birth: January 5 or 15, 1893; Chicago, Illinois
Death: May 14, 1980; Chicago?
Occupation: War correspondent, radio reporter
Notable journeys: Spent her adolescense in Paris. In 1919, hired by the Chicago Tribune as a correspondent in Germany and reported on the rise of the Nazis through the 1920s and 1930s. Was with the U.S. Army at Normandy in 1944. Was one of the first journalists at Buchenwald and covered the Nuremburg trials.
Notable work: Germany Will Try It Again; radio stories
Quote: “If you ever tune in on a radio broadcast of a political speech and hear only the hysterial shrieks of women; if you ever go to a rally where women have just one thought in mind, to touch the coat of their political idol–then please for the sake of your country remember the example of what this same hysteria did to Germany. Step back, take a cool look at the orator, and at your fellow listeners, lest you too be engulfed in their mass excitement.”