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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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Doing Business with Hitler

Koch Was Not Alone in Aiding the Nazi War Machine by Dusty Sklar JANE MAYER’S RECENTLY PUBLISHED Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, is causing a stir. She reports that Fred C. Koch, the father of billionaire rightwing political activists Charles G. and David H. Koch, […]

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April 9: Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial

Denied by the Daughters of the American Revolution the opportunity to sing at their Constitution Hall in segregated Washington, D.C., Marian Anderson gave an open-air concert at the Lincoln Memorial on this date in 1939. The event was arranged by her Jewish manager, Sol Hurok, with the backing of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (who resigned […]

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