American Jewish Historical Society

American Jewish Historical Society
American Jewish Historical Society is listed in the Historical Organizations category in New York, New York. Displayed below are the social networks for American Jewish Historical Society which include a Facebook page, a Twitter account and a YouTube channel. The activity and popularity of American Jewish Historical Society on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 97.

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15 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 294-6160

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A cinematic collage featuring rare archival footage of NYC from the 1910s, Abigail Child’s new documentary Acts and Intermissions: Emma Goldman in America circles around the life of Emma Goldman and her relationship to the history of protest between then and now. Goldman’s fight for social justice encompassed issues that remain urgent today, and the film’s overlapping of past and present highlights the continuing relevance of her struggle. The film performs a time travel, intercutting moments from Emma’s life with her prescient speeches, weaving industrial era factory labor with computer data centers with Emma’s intimate diaries — to explore human vulnerabilities, compromises and choices. Fervently political, Emma was also passionate and sexual, with beauty/art/humor part of the freedoms for which she was fighting. The film creates a dialogue on individual liberties and anarchism: how we risk and how we are compromised? Questions that have become only more relevant in our current political climate.

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"When the preliminaries were over and several speeches had been delivered, the time came for Goldman's speech. As the chairman began explaining her regrettable absence, out onto the stage strode Red Emma, a large handkerchief stuffed in her mouth. There she stood facing her audience without a word, as she had promised. It brought down the house." (Alix Kates Shulman, 1971). For Her Own Good is a mixed media installation exploring the multivalence of Emma Goldman’s performances, voices, and silences. A poetic commentary on the public speeches and closed hearings of “the most dangerous woman alive,” the video, sound, and sculpture installation weaves archival footage from various speeches and hearings. Especially, the installation recovers and reenacts Goldman’s final hearing in the US before her deportation on September 11th, 1917 – a hearing in which she was not allowed to speak, ostensibly “for her own good.” The installation will welcome visitors to witness, interact, and interfere with the materials and mechanisms of the installation and participate in the making of an alternative Emma Goldman audiovisual sculptural archive. On view through November 1st.

One of our most used collections by historians and lay people alike is our Anti-Semitic Literature Collection, undated, 1869-1993, 2017 (P-701) organized by former AJHS Librarian Nathan Kaganoff and collected over a period of decades by the Society. The collection contains publications and illustrations related primarily to the subject of antisemitism in the United States in the twentieth century. The collection contains a broad range of items, much, but not all of which is overtly "anti-Semitic." In some publications and organizational literature, Jews are the exclusive targets of hostility. In other materials, Jews are but one of many groups subjected to published diatribes. Attacks on Jews appear frequently in the context of anti-Communist, anti-capitalist, anti-Zionist, and anti-immigrant literature. In still other items included in this collection, Jews are not mentioned specifically (for example, in attacks on Catholics or African-Americans). An example of material in the collection is this broadsheet from 1946 entitled "The Individualist" out of Virginia. For more information on the collection and to learn how you can visit the material for your historical study, you can read the collection's finding aid here:

Martin Luther King, Jr. talking with Shad Polier while shaking hands with unidentified smoking man at American Jewish Congress fundraising event, 1963. American Jewish Congress Records (I-77) #mlkjr #martinlutherkingjr #shadpolier #americanjewishcongress #ajc #civilrights #civilrightsmovement
Photographer: unknown Date: 1963 Medium: Black and white photograph Repository: American Jewish Historical Society Parent Collection: American Jewish Congress Collection (I-77) Location: Original photograph found in Box 740, Folder 33 of the American Jewish Congress Collection (I-77). Call Number: a...

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Babe Ruth and Harold Lloyd film "Speedy" at the Hebrew Orphan Aslyum, 1927. #silentmovies #hoa #baberuth…

Ninety years ago in 1927, silent movie star Harold Lloyd and baseball star Babe Ruth filmed the silent movie, "Speedy." This photo from the filming is the only movie shoot to occur at the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York (HOA) located in New York City. The movie itself came out in 1928 and its premise centers on the speedy lives of New Yorkers. According to Wikipedia, it may also be the first movie to use "the finger." From Wiki: "During the Coney Island sequence, at one point Speedy gives the finger to himself while looking in a distorted mirror. This may be the earliest motion picture depiction of that gesture." This photo is from the Hymen Bogen Collection (P-767) #baberuth #haroldlloyd #speedy #hoa #silentmovie #movies #baseball #orphans #newyork

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