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Jews In Wisconsin

Author : Sheila Terman Cohen
ISBN : 9780870207457
Genre : History
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Unlike the other cultural groups covered in the People of Wisconsin series, the Jews who have made their home in Wisconsin are united not by a single country of origin, but by a shared history and set of religious beliefs. This diverse group found their way to America’s heartland over several centuries from Germany, Russia, and beyond, some fleeing violence and persecution, others searching for new opportunities, but all making important contributions to the fabric of this state’s history. Through detailed historical information and personal accounts, Sheila Terman Cohen brings to life the stories of their various trials and triumphs. Jews in Wisconsin details their battles against anti-Semitism, their efforts to participate in the communities they joined, and their successes at holding onto their own cultural identities. In addition to excerpts of Cohen’s many interviews with Wisconsin Jews, Jews in Wisconsin also features the compelling journals of German immigrant Louis Heller, a tradesman who established himself in Milwaukee, and Russian immigrant Azriel Kanter, who details the perilous journey his family embarked on to escape anti-Semitism in his home country and make a new life in Wisconsin.

Jewish Milwaukee

Author : Martin Hintz
ISBN : 0738539724
Genre : History
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The Jewish community has a distinguished heritage in Milwaukee, and Jewish ©migr©s were an integral part of the pioneer fabric of the area. The 1840s saw the first large influx of Jews to Wisconsin, primarily to urban Milwaukee. They quickly became leaders in business, politics, and the arts. Milwaukee's Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, founded in 1856, was one of the state's first congregations and is still going strong. Over the years, social clubs, arts associations, women's benevolent societies, and political organizations were formed. Milwaukee's distinguished residents have included Victor Louis Berger, who was America's first Socialist congressman, and Golda Meir, who became prime minister of Israel. Today Sen. Herb Kohl, owner of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, is proud of his city ties. The story of Milwaukee's Jewish community offers a view of an intense group of citizens who cared about their hometown and their ancestral homeland, as well as civic and social causes.

Goethe In German Jewish Culture

Author : Wisconsin Workshop
ISBN : 1571133232
Genre : History
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New essays examining Goethe's relationship to the Jews, and the contribution of Jewish scholars to the fame of the greatest German writer.

Handbook Of The Milwaukee Jewish Community

Author : Wisconsin Jewish Publications Foundation
ISBN : WISC:89092631530
Genre : Jews, American
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A Guide To Jewish Life In Wisconsin

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ISBN : WISC:89096078316
Genre : Jews
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The Atlas Of Ethnic Diversity In Wisconsin

Author : Kazimierz J. Zaniewski
ISBN : 029916070X
Genre : Social Science
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Depicts the location and conditions of more than sixty groups, arranged by region of origin

The German Jewish Congregation At Madison Wisconsin 1850 1930

Author : Nathan Berman
ISBN : WISC:89073239444
Genre : Jews
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From Generation To Generation

Author : Manfred Swarsensky
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038209099
Genre : Jews
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Guide To The Wisconsin Jewish Archives At The State Historical Society Of Wisconsin

Author : State Historical Society of Wisconsin
ISBN : UOM:39015065517123
Genre : Jews
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The Jewish Community Of Stevens Point

Author : Mark R. Seiler
ISBN : WISC:89095962338
Genre : Jews
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This history of the Stevens Point, Wisconsin Jewish community from 1871-2000 includes a history of immigration and the contributions of the Jewish community to the religious, civic, and commercial life of central Wisconsin. Included in appendices are lists of the membership of the Beth Israel Congregation, the B'nai B'rith lodge, the Sisterhood, Hadassah, and businesses established since 1871.

Wisconsin Jewish Archives Oral History Interviews

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ISBN : OCLC:1181787239
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Oral histories from Wisconsin Jews about living in Europe, immigrating to the United States, and their lives in Wisconsin. The interviewees are Isaac Berland, Louis Bloom, Clara Brown, Solomon Elbaum, Robert Liebowitz, Harry Luck, Berthat Langer Raymond, Rae Ruscha, Benjamin Saltzstein, Jacob Urich and David Wolf. There are no access restrictions, the researcher assumes full responsibility for following libel, privacy and copyright laws.

Remembering The Holocaust

Author : Michael E. Stevens
ISBN : UVA:X004177444
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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These fourteen interviews of Holocaust survivors who settled in Wisconsin assign names and faces to what might otherwise be an abstract reckoning of terror and inhumanity. They describe the richness and variety of pre-war Jewish life in Europe; the advent of proscriptive laws, arrests, and deportation; the unspeakable horrors of the Nazi camps; and ultimately the liberation and postwar experiences of the survivors. They show how Jews in different parts of Europe experienced the Holocaust - ranging from Holland and Germany, where Jews were integrated into the nation's educated and professional classes, to Poland and Lithuania, where there had long existed a tradition of overt anti-Semitism. All suffered for their ethnic origins or religious beliefs, yet no two stories are alike. The few who survived Dachau and Auschwitz have very different stories to tell than those who were interned in Italy or who lived in comparatively peaceful exile in China. Remembering the Holocaust helps us to see the survivors as individuals, each with his or her own unique perspective, rather than primarily as victims.

People Of The Book

Author : Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky
ISBN : 0299150143
Genre : Religion
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A Mark Twain scholar. An African American philosopher. A lesbian feminist literary critic. A Cuban-American anthropologist. A German immigrant to the United States. A professor of English at a Jesuit university. All share their reflections on the interconnectedness of identities and ideas in People of the Book, the first collection in which Jewish-American scholars examine how their Jewishness has shaped and influenced their intellectual endeavors, and how their intellectual work has deepened their sense of themselves as Jews. The contributors are highly productive and respected Jewish-American scholars, critics, and teachers from departments of English, history, American studies, Romance literature, Slavic studies, art, women's studies, comparative literature, anthropology, Judaic studies, and philosophy. Nearly an equal mix of men and women, the authors of these analytical and autobiographical essays include white Jews and black Jews; orthodox, conservative, reform, and totally secular Jews; Jews by birth and Jews by conversion; heterosexual Jews and homosexual Jews; past presidents of the Modern Language Association and American Studies Association and young scholars at the start of their careers.

The History Of The Jews Of Milwaukee

Author : Louis J. Swichkow
ISBN : UOM:39015033344535
Genre : Jews
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Wisconsin S German Element

Author : John Henry A. Lacher
ISBN : 9780806349091
Genre : History
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Whereas Mrs. Rixford's earlier work traced the branches of her maternal and paternal lines and the main branches of her husband's family to the Mayflower and other eminent American lineage societies, this work extends many of those connections to the royal and noble families of Europe. The notable ancestors traced by the compiler include Cerdic, first of the West Saxon kings; Alfred the Great; Robert Bruce; Kings Henry I, II, and III; Kings Edward I, II, and III; and many lines through Charlemagne, Louis I, the Earls of Warren, the Dukes of Normandy, the Royal House of Portugal, the House of Capet, the Counts of Anjoy, the Kings of Jerusalem, and more. In the same volume Mrs. Rixford also shows how several Mayflower lines are connected to all the members of the Vermont Society of Mayflower Descendants. If you have an interest in one of the following royal, noble or Mayflower households, this book may contain the link you are seeking: Aquitaine, Angouleme, Anjoy, Baskerville, Beauchamp, Bray, Bulkeley, Capet, Castille, Cheney, James Chilton, Francis Cooke, Courtenay, Rixford, De Vere, Farleigh-Hungerford, Devereux, Douglas, Drake, Eaton, Ferrers, Fitz-Alan, Flanders, Graves, Greene, Gregory, Hainault, Heydon, Johnson, William Latham, Lawrence (John and Isaac), Lisle, Marshall, Milbourne, Moore, Mowbray, Phelps, Port, Province, Rogers, Russell, Seymour, De Spineto, Smith and Georges, Sir Henry Smith, Stanley, Throckmorton, Tailefer, Vermandois, Warren, Washburn, Washington, Winnington (Wynnington), Gov. Thomas Welles, Whitney, William the Conqueror, Winslow, and Wyne.This volume is available on our Family Archive CD 7023.

Daily Life Of The Jews In The Middle Ages

Author : Norman Roth
ISBN : 031332865X
Genre : History
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Discusses daily life of Jews during the Middle Ages, examining such topics as education, marriage, synagogues, religous customs and observances, occupations, medicine, and literature.

The Jews In Mussolini S Italy

Author : Michele Sarfatti
ISBN : 0299217345
Genre : History
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Provides a comprehensive history from the rise of fascism in 1922 to its defeat in 1945. The author uses statistical evidence to document how the Italian social climate changed from relatively just to irredeemably prejudicial. He demonstrates that Rome did not simply follow the lead of Berlin.

On Jewish Learning

Author : Franz Rosenzweig
ISBN : 0299182347
Genre : Education
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On Jewish Learning collects essays, speeches, and letters that express Rosenzweig's desire to reconnect the profound truths of Judaism with the lives of ordinary people. An assimilated Jew and scholar of German philosophy, Rosenzweig was on the point of conversion to Christianity when the experience of a Yom Kippur service in 1913 brought him back to Judaism, and he began to study with philosopher Hermann Cohen. Seeking how to be an observant Jew in the modern world, Rosenzweig refused to reduce the traditions of Jewish law to mere rituals, customs, and folkways. His aim for himself and for others was to find Judaism by living it, and to live it by knowing it more deeply.

Catalog Of The Library Of The State Historical Society Of Wisconsin Catalogue

Author : State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Library
ISBN : UCAL:$B131402
Genre : American literature
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Author : Mark Van Ellis
ISBN : WISC:89096112685
Genre : History
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"Starting with the days when massive glaciers covered the landscape, Van Ells brings us on a journey through the fascinating history of the Badger State. Wisconsin remembers the French voyageurs, the brutal Black Hawk War, the booming migration of thousands of settlers, its progressive political traditions, and the famous Vietnam protests at the University of Wisconsin." "Included are recommended museums, state parks, and other attractions. Birthplace of such notables as Frank Lloyd Wright and Georgia O'Keeffe, Wisconsin is a state rich in culture that easily outdoes the stereotypes of harsh winters and sprawling flat American dairy land."--BOOK JACKET.

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