April 29: Dachau Liberated

The Seventh U.S. Army entered the Dachau concentration camp on this date in 1945. Ten miles outside of Munich, Dachau was the first concentration camp organized by the Nazi S.S., in 1933, and would be variously used over the course of twelve years, but primarily to confine and punish political prisoners and non-Aryans as defined […]

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Black Liberation and Jewish Identity

From the Spring 2014 issue of Jewish Currents The exploitation and oppression of African Americans have been defining features of our country’s history since the first black slaves were hauled ashore in the Virginia colony in 1619. Black servitude was a keystone of our country’s wealth for more than two centuries, and underpaid black labor […]

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