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Lillian Goldman Reading Room

New from Research and Reference Services: Book a Librariansubmitted by David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Reference Services Research Coordinator, Center for Jewish History The Center for Jewish History is happy to assist you in discovering resources! You can arrange one-on-one research appointments with library professionals who will help further your research. Thirty-minute sessions are limited to one research topic appropriate to the collections housed at…

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In Memory of Frank Lautenbergby David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Reference Services Research Coordinator, Center for Jewish History Frank Lautenberg, the last World War II veteran in the United States Senate (he served from 1982-2001 and 2003-his death, today June 3, 2013), played an important role in allowing many Soviet Jews to come to America. His “Lautenberg Amendment” in 1990 relaxed certain standards for “refugee…

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Reflecting on Memorial Dayby J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History Above image: National Jewish Welfare Board Records, 1952, Passover in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Starr, 1575 Federal. Pfc. Morton Gutstadt of Fitzsimons Army Hospital tried out the gefilte fish of Mrs. Starr. From the Collections of the American Jewish Historical Society. Honoring the memory and sacrifice…

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Our new microfilm readers await you!by Zachary Loeb, MSIS, Patron Services Librarian, Center for Jewish History If you love microfilm (and Jewish history), then the Center for Jewish History is the place for you! Between the collections of the five partners at the Center for Jewish History and the items on extended loan in the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, the Center has…

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National Poetry MonthOn a Poem by Leyb Kvitkoby J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History Inscrutable Catby Leyb Kvitko (c.1890-1952), translated from Yiddish by A. Mandelbaum & H. Rabinowitz This poem is taken from The Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse, published in 1987, and is one of many such books available in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the…

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Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19, 1943)On its Seventieth Anniversaryby David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Reference Services Research Coordinator, Center for Jewish History In April of 1943, news of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising reached the Vilna Ghetto, and Hirsh Glick wrote the song “Zog Nit Keyn Mol”(“Never Say”). It soon spread not only throughout the Vilna Ghetto, but also to other ghettos and concentration…

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The Center’s Genealogy Institute & Reading Room

by Anna Khomina, Research and Special Projects Intern, Center for Jewish HistoryVisitors to exhibits at the Center for Jewish History sometimes discover the Ackman and Ziff Genealogy Institute and the adjacent Lillian Goldman Reading Room, and they wonder what these serene and light-filled research oases are. This post serves as a basic introduction to these two rooms, based on inquiries I have received from…

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