Modern Jewish History

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Key Issues in Modern Jewish History

How emancipation, nationalism, capitalism and liberalism affected the Jews.

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Jewish Immigration to America: Three Waves

Sephardic, German, and Eastern European immigrants each contributed to the formation of American Jewry.

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Jewish Immigration to Pre-State Israel

The story of who went to Palestine, and how these successive waves of Jewish immigration shaped Jewish life there from 1881-1939.

A Timeline of the Holocaust

From Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials, key events of the Shoah.

Who Was Anne Frank?

The story of the young diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.

Nazi Germany 1933-1939: Early Stages of Persecution

How Hitler laid the groundwork for genocide.

Zionism 101

The Jews as a nation in the land of Israel

Jews in the Civil Rights Movement

Working to extend America's freedoms.

Jewish Refugees During and After the Holocaust

Jews fleeing the Nazis had difficulty finding countries that would take them in.

America and the Holocaust

Where were the United States government and the American Jewish community during the destruction of European Jewry?

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the Making of Modern Hebrew

The Lithuania-born visionary turned an ancient language into a spoken one.

The Soviet Jewry Movement in America

The fight to liberate the USSR's Jews strengthened and united the American Jewish community.

American Jewish Feminism: Beginnings

Contemporary Jewish feminism has made its impact on all of the major denominations of Jewish life.

Ghettos Under the Nazis

During World War II, the Nazis established more than 400 ghettos for the purpose of isolating and controlling the Jews.

Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust

Jews fought back against the Nazis in ghettos, forests and camps.