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Save the Date: “World War I and the Jews” Conference in NYC, Nov. 9-10

Decorative embroidery by Rose Biegeleisen Axelrod, depicting German ruler and allies during World War I. Translation from the German: “We are united and no power can separate us. Our armies have forced their way, through storm and darkness, to victory."  Collection of Yeshiva University Museum Gift of Sylvia A. Herskowitz To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I and to consider the war’s…

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The Molly Picon Story, Part 3: Broadway Comes Calling

We continue Sarah Ganton’s story of Molly Picon, for decades a household name in Yiddish theater and vaudeville, then a Broadway star and performer with the USO, then a radio personality. We’re very fortunate to have a rich record of her life through the archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, one of the five partners of the Center of Jewish History. Join us…

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Women in the Performing Arts: Molly Picon by J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History The transition of the performance industry of America from stage to film was difficult for many to manage. One of the most beloved Jewish American actresses who managed that transition successfully was Molly Picon. We all remember her as the elderly but impish Yente in…

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Wonderful research project (using archives housed at the Center for Jewish History) turned into film.

Wonderful research project (using archives housed at the Center for Jewish History) turned into film. Aspirin. Nobel Prizes. Flintstones vitamins. Slavery. War crimes. Mass murder. A brilliant company that made a killing. Literally. Click on the above link to learn more about A Deal with the Devil—How I.G. Farben Turned Good Into Evil.

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