'X Games' of Jewish News
On Feb. 1, 1948, the JTA Jerusalem office was bombed. In 1923, a JTA reporter stood face-to-face with Hitler. The Archive Blog presents 10 extreme moments in JTA reporting.
Revenge at Birkenau: Did a French Jewish actress kill a Nazi guard with his own weapon en route to the gas chamber? A recently declassified witness account held by the National Archives and Records Administration offers an account. (hat tip: Randy Herschaft)
JTA's Oscar Nominee: The Academy Award nominees have been announced. In 1948, eventual JTA president Eleazar Lipsky was edged out for an Oscar by "Miracle on 34th Street."
Renowned Genealogist Passes Away: This Week in Jewish History extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of one of our readers, Steve Siegel, z"L, who passed away Jan. 21 after a long battle with cancer. Steve was the founder and past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society, and longtime library director and archivist at the 92nd Street YM-YWHA in Manhattan.
Webinar: Jewish Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement Jan. 31, 8:00 p.m. EST Judith Rosenbaum, director of public history at the Jewish Women's Archive, discusses Jewish angles of the civil rights movement. Cost: Donation of any amount to NEWCAJE. Details
The Path Less Traveled
An Australian retiree is working to shed light on an unusual story: a group of Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe whom the British deported from Cyprus to Palestine (and then later to East Africa).
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