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The Jewish Americans

“The Jewish Americans” is about the struggle of a tiny minority to make its way into the American mainstream. While the story of Jewish life in America is emblematic of the American immigrant story, it is also a unique story of ongoing discrimination and stereotyping coupled with some of the most remarkable accomplishments in American history, the arts, commerce, science and academia.

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"The Jewish Americans" tells the stories of Jews who have participated in major milestones and cultural phases of U.S. history, among them a Hassidic Jew assimilating with fellow commuters on a New York subway car.

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"The Jewish Americans" tells the stories of Jews who have participated in major milestones and cultural phases of U.S. history, among them songwriter Irving Berlin, pictured here in 1937.

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"The Jewish Americans" tells the stories of Jews who have participated in major milestones and cultural phases of U.S. history, among them Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish U.S. Supreme Court justice.

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"The Jewish Americans" tells the stories of Jews who have participated in major milestones and cultural phases of U.S. history, among them these Jewish immigrants.

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"The Jewish Americans" tells the stories of Jews who have participated in major milestones and cultural phases of U.S. history, among them these immigrants arriving in their new homeland.

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"The Jewish Americans" tells the stories of Jews who have participated in major milestones and cultural phases of U.S. history, among them a European immigrant arriving in New York City.

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"The Jewish Americans" tells the stories of Jews who have participated in major milestones and cultural phases of U.S. history, among them garment factory workers on New York's Lower East Side.

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"The Jewish Americans" tells the stories of Jews who have participated in major milestones and cultural phases of U.S. history, among them these factory workers in New York's garment district.

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