AKACOCOLOPEZ

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow

Posted in Art, Culture by akacocolopez on May 1, 2009

“Our constitution keeps the South from passing many of the laws Hitler has invoked against the Jews, but by indirection, by force and terrorism, the south and Nazi Germany are mental brothers.”

–From an editorial in the Afro-American, February 22, 1936

This exhibit which just opened at the Museum of Jewish Heritage touches on a past many don’t know about. It brings together different objects that speak about the experience shared by  Jewish scholars who fled from Germany in the 1930’s and black college students in the segregated south. Read more about it here.

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