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Aug. 4, 1907: Galveston Plan Brings Russian Jews to Southwestern U.S.

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Aug. 4, 1907 Galveston, Texas The Times reports on the Jewish Territorial Organization headed by author and playwright Israel Zangwill and banker Jacob Schiff to help Jews fleeing persecution in Russia.

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Millennial Moment: Iranian Exiles Find a Bit of Home in Santa Monica Park

Oct. 25, 1982: Times staff writer Bill Overend profiles Iranian exiles who gather in Santa Monica’s Palisades Park on Sunday afternoons, hundreds of people — mostly Jews and some Muslims — who came to the U.S. because of the Iranian … Continue reading

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Jewish Cowboys Fade From Argentina’s History

The Washington Post has a great story by Juan Forero on Jewish gauchos. No, really! Forero says: Today, the story of their arrival in Argentina‚Äôs outback is all but a footnote in the history of the Jewish diaspora. But in … Continue reading

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June 20, 1938

609 E. 2nd St. in 1938, above, and the neighborhood via Google street view, below. At left, thugs vandalizing Jewish businesses in Berlin observe a day of rest. Above, D.W. Griffith’s "Birth of a Nation" at the Criterion, 7th and … Continue reading

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June 19, 1938

ermany begins the systematic roundup of Jews on the pretext of putting them in "protective custody" or claiming that they are foreigners "without proper papers." "At Buchenwald Concentration Camp, near Weimar, it was reported that 65 army buses were arriving … Continue reading

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June 3, 1968

Just remember: The Times editorialized against suspending U.S. immigration quotas for European Jews and other refugees, March 30, 1938: "They would … reach havens as paupers either to be added to the relief rolls or compete for jobs with Americans … Continue reading

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May 31, 1938

Floyd Roberts of Van Nuys, who gained much of his experience on the dirt track at Ascot, wins the Indianapolis 500. Roberts averaged 117.2 mph in a four-cylinder car (at left) built and owned by Lou Moore and designed by … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

Feb. 20, 1938Los Angeles   Yes, the AP actually wrote the above story and The Times actually published it. Below, one of the most backward sentences I have read in a long while: "Not guilty will be the plea of … Continue reading

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