American Jewish Experience, The (1654-1932)

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American Jewish Experience, The (1654-1932)

  • 1984 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- withdrawn -----
  • (Heritage: Civilization and the Jews series, Part 7) Examines the history of the Jews in the United States from colonial times to the Depression. The 'Golden Land'--in Yiddish, the Golden Medinah--was the name for America among the Jews of Eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For American Jews, no matter which wave of immigration they rode to these shores, there was a convergence here between the American ideal of democracy and the ancient Jewish heritage of freedom. Traces the Jewish experience in America and ends on the eve of Hitler's rise.
  • Topics: (History: American, Jewish Studies, Religions)