Jewish History 1914 - 1948

Who Was Anne Frank?

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

Jerusalem Contested

The Holy City changed hands many times before the War of Independence.

American Jews Between the Wars

The character of the American Jewish community changed, as a nation of immigrants Americanized.

Simon Wiesenthal (1908-2005)

Bringing Nazis to justice.

American Zionism Finds Its Voice

Reconciling American identity with support for a Jewish homeland

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

When the Rosenbergs were charged with spying, American Jews feared an anti-Semitic backlash.

Emma Goldman

A profile of the anarchist and lifelong advocate for social justice.

Jews in Radical Politics

America's Communist movement owed a lot to Jewish support.

The Nuremberg Laws

Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor

The May Laws

Primary historical text: Russia, 1881