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The exhibition October 7, 1944 recognizes and presents an artistic American response to the heroism of four young women whose names are not all well-known. Just as these women's stories are often left out of the history of Auschwitz-Birkenau, women's experiences have been left out of Holocaust history and history in general. Marisa Fox, Elisa v. Joeden-Forgey, Rochelle Saidel and Rachel Lithgow, moderator, go beyond this specific episode to also discuss integrating women's stories and experiences into history.
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Another new collection at our Boston location and in their digital archive.
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AJHS Executive Director Rachel Lithgow writes on the forgotten history of women and the Holocaust. On November 13, 2014, we'll have a panel discussion on the subject here at the Center for Jewish History.
On Nov. 9 & 10, 1938, Nazi mobs vandalized thousands of Jewish businesses, schools and hospitals, set fire to synagogues and killed nearly 100 Jews - and so began the extreme violence against J...
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While processing the records of the Bay Area Conference for Jewish Rescue and Renewal for our Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement we discovered a curious artifact.  This home-made symbolic “tallit” of rough cloth,  inscribed with a hand-written prayer for peace, was made in 1994 by a Ukrainian Jewish woman who participated in the First International Conference of Jewish Women in Kiev, Ukraine.  It comes with translation from Russian: “Let it be the will of G-D and the G-D of our ancestors, so that there will be no wars or bloodshed. So that world peace will come and so that one people would not rise against another people and they wouldn’t learn how to make war.”   Written 20 years ago, these words couldn’t be more relevant for Ukraine and for the world of today.
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Brian Schaefer of Haaretz.com writes on the exhibit "October 7, 1944" and the panel presentation, “Giving Women Their Place in Holocaust History." AJHS Executive Director Rachel Lithgow was joined by journalist Marisa Fox, Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, a professor of Holocaust and genocide studies at Richard Stockton College, and historian Rochelle Saidel, director of event co-sponsor, Remember the Women Institute.
A panel discussion and new exhibit at the American Jewish Historical Society probe the uniquely harrowing – and heroic – stories of women during the Holocaust.
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We have a new collection available at our Boston location, as well as in their digital archives!

Papers of Robert Sperber, P-976. Dr. Robert Irwin Sperber is an educator, former superintendent of Brookline Public Schools, professor and administrator at Boston University School of Education. He was responsible for pioneering and implementing a variety of programs, including Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP), the the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) inter-district busing program, and Facing History and Ourselves. This collection contains curriculum, speeches, meeting minutes, handbooks, administrative documents, correspondence, financial records, reports and planning documents spanning Dr. Sperber’s fifty-year career in education. You can see the fnding aid at http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=2380691
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Please join us from March 16th-May 30, 2014 for our new exhibit, "Dawn's Early Night" at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.
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