The man who phoned for peace

In 1936, American businessman Abraham Pickus started calling world leaders, trying to convince them to seek peaceful solutions. Amazingly, he got through to quite a few of them, including Hitler.

Of course, his efforts didn't produce any tangible results, but you can't fault him for trying.

Newsweek - Apr 18, 1938

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 08, 2019
     Category: War | Telephones | 1930s

His calls cost him "several thousand dollars." Each of those dollars would be about $18 today. It's amazing how the cost of international calls has dropped.
Posted by ges on 08/08/19 at 08:04 PM
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