Alaska as a Jewish Refuge

The new 49-star American flag was first raised (in Fort McHenry in Baltimore) on this date in 1959, following the admission of Alaska as the 49th U.S. state. Twenty-one years earlier, the Alaska Territory had been proposed as “a haven for Jewish refugees from Germany and other areas in Europe where the Jews are subjected to oppressive restrictions” by […]

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A Walk Across the Border

by Elaine Steinmetz I HAVE GROWN accustomed to my story. I have through the years shaped it – like a bird building a nest, I have enlarged the narrative, put layers of gathered soft material to pad the unknown. Now, at age 92 (how is that possible!?), I own the story of my walk across […]

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