Struggling Against Tyranny: The Gertrude Goldhaber Collection

Struggling Against Tyranny: The Gertrude Goldhaber Collection “The vicious cycle which was originally created by the overt exclusion of women from mathematics and science must be broken… [I]t is of the utmost importance to give a girl at a very early age the conviction that girls are capable of becoming scientists.” Gertrude Scharff Goldhaber (1911-1998) was a German Jewish nuclear physicist who made several…

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A Survivors’ Haggadah

By Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager for Public Services, Center for Jewish History A Survivors’ Haggadah “And the khaki-clad sons of Israel commanded by Lt. General Truscott gathered together as was the custom in Israel, to celebrate the Passover festival.” So begins the preamble to the so-called Survivors’ Haggadah (left), published for the first Passover after Liberation by the U.S. Army of Occupation in Bavaria,…

An Unlikely Journalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, Part 3: ACTIVISM

By Lauren Gilbert (co-curator) Senior Manager for Public Services, Center for Jewish History An Unlikely Journalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, Part 3: ACTIVISM This is a series of blog posts about the upcoming exhibition An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, a joint project of The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and Center for Jewish History. For an overview of the exhibition and its origins, read this…

An Unlikely Journalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, Part 2:
A NEIGHBORHOOD IN TRANSITION

By Lauren Gilbert (co-curator) Senior Manager for Public Services, Center for Jewish History An Unlikely Journalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, Part 2 A NEIGHBORHOOD IN TRANSITION This is a series of blog posts about the upcoming exhibition An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, a joint project of The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and Center for Jewish History. For an overview of…