Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
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Melissa Jacobs, Jewish Exponent Feature
The Philadelphia Holo­caust Remembrance Foun­da­tion is launching a celebration of the music, sports, art and literature of Terezin, the Nazi-run ghetto/concentration camp in the former Czechoslovakia also known by its German name, Theresienstadt. Art, culture and sport -- at a concentration camp? "It sounds counterintuitive -- bordering on crazy -- but it's true," says Rachel Lithgow, executive director of the...
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For the first special exhibition to be presented since moving to its new location on Independence Mall nearly two years ago, the National Museum of American Jewish History picked an appropriate and timely subject. "To Bigotry No sanction: George Washington and Religious Freedom," which opens to the public on June 29 -- just in time for the July 4th holiday...
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These hidden treasures (some more hidden than others) are sure to make your summer anything but boring.
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Richard Pawlak, This Summer Feature
NYUK, NYUK, NYUK The small office park tucked off of Bethlehem Pike in Ambler gives no outward indication that it contains the DNA for at least three generations of comedic sensibilities. But this unassuming location is where one man’s obsession has grown into three stories of Three Stooges devotion. The Stoogeum stands alone as one of this area’s singular surprises,...
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When the Nazis instituted their euthanasia program in January 1940, they began by distributing a questionnaire to the directors of institutions where potential victims might be housed. One of the key questions, from a historian's perspective, focused on whether a particular mentally or physically disabled person was productive in any way. "These forms were sent to the directors by the...
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Stephen Seplow
W ith about $50 million in deposits and 135,000 customers, Bankers Trust was Philadelphia’s 10th-largest bank in the fall of 1930, a year after the Great Depression started. That’s when anxious depositors began withdrawing money — and they didn’t stop until it escalated into a full-scale run that amounted to $17 million worth of withdrawals by Friday, Dec. 19. The...
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