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Tip Provided to Detective Harry Titlebaum
Tue Feb 26, 2019 20:42
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Do you believe the story of Hauptmann denying the boilermen entry to the the cellar at 1279 East 222nd Street in the Bronx a few weeks before he was arrested?

Bronxville Detective Harry Titlebaum was given the tip about the incident with Hauptmann that led authorities to the Rausch cellar.

Here is a picture of Titlebaum in his younger day:

https://news.hrvh.org/veridian/?a=d&d=bronxvillereviewpressBRONXVILLE19390727.1.2

(See page 2.)

Detective Harry Titlebaum died in October of 1959.

Here is Harry's obituary, including a picture of him later in life:

https://news.hrvh.org/veridian/?a=d&d=bronxvillereviewpressreporterBRONXVILLE19591015.1.1&

(See the front page.)

https://news.hrvh.org/veridian/?a=d&d=bronxvillereviewpressBRONXVILLE19490929.1.15

(See page 15 about the George Merritt story of sending two of his men to the Rausch house. When Hauptmann was arrested Merritt told Detective Titlebaum about the cellar story.)

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