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Lincoln and Jewish Americans

In this virtual lunch and learn event with historian and Brandeis University Professor Jonathan D. Sarna spoke on his book Lincoln and the Jews: A History.

Dr. Sarna will illustrate how Lincoln admired, consulted with, appointed to office, and defended Jewish Americans during his presidency. Historian William Bartelt, author of There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Youth (IHS Press) will offer introductory comments on how Lincoln’s Indiana boyhood shaped his presidency.

Presented in partnership with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society.

Lincoln and Jewish Americans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gBEjtG2hgI&t=2s
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Indiana Politicians Who Made a Difference During the Holocaust: Benjamin Victor Cohen

Bryan Mark Rigg, discusses the role Benjamin Victor Cohen played in negotiations with a faction of German intelligence to rescue a prominent Chasidic rabbi and his family from Nazi-occupied Warsaw.

Benjamin Victor Cohen, A Politician Who Made a Difference During the Holocaust & WWII
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yclCZU70sDE&t=2s
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Indiana Politicians Who Made a Difference During the Holocaust: Governor Paul V. McNutt

A series in partnership with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society and CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center that explores a different Hoosier politician who helped save Jews during and after the Holocaust. In this talk, we will discuss how Governor McNutt assisted Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust to gain safe passage to the Philippines.

Indiana Politicians Who Made a Difference During the Holocaust: Governor Paul V. McNutt

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Standing up to the Klan: Indiana Jews vs. The Klan

Dr. Madison places Indiana’s Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s in larger contexts as a mainstream, not a marginal movement, and explain why so many Hoosiers joined the organization. He will then focus on those who stood up to the Klan, focusing on Jewish Hoosiers.

Standing up to the Klan: Indiana Jews vs. The Klan