Posts Tagged ‘ modern jewish history ’

The Jew Who Gave Roosevelt a Bad Rap

August 30, 2013
By
fdr

Close your eyes and picture the one person who did the most to save Jews from the Holocaust. Did you picture Oskar Schindler? Irena Sendler? Raoul Wallenberg? How about…Franklin Delano Roosevelt? If a Zionist activist named Peter Bergson had his way, you might have. So say some historians, anyway. Born Hillel Kook in Lithuania…

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The Jewish Salami War

August 7, 2013
By
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Although keeping kosher was not a priority for most of the 500, 000+ Jews who served in…

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Nazis in Brooklyn?

June 3, 2013
By
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Believe it or not, Nazi sympathizers were out and about in the borough as early…

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“Hang That Jew Or We’ll Hang You!”

May 1, 2013
By
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One of the most horrific episodes of anti-Semitism…

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Letters from the Dead

March 15, 2012
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Imagine spying on letters written by other people–young…

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It’s Hip to Be Square

March 14, 2012
By
matzah

Most people have a definite mental image of…

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Jewish Gangsters

December 30, 2011
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Holocaust Freaks

December 26, 2011
By
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Young Holocaust survivors are the unexpected subject of the science fiction…

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Bagel Fever

November 16, 2011
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The bagel has long been a basic codifier of Askenazic Jewish identity.…

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Buried, but Alive

November 8, 2011
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There’s a saying among the Jews of Prague…

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The Real Chelm

August 2, 2011
By
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The town of Chelm has long existed in the…

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Crowdsourcing the Holocaust

July 14, 2011
By
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Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Israel, has an unexpected…

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