With Their Bare Hands

Thursday, August 31, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Join Gene Fax for a talk on the effects of World War I on the American Jewish community as described in his book "With Their Bare Hands:  General Pershing the 79th Division, and the Battle for Montfaucon". Beginning with the mass influx of Jews in the late 1800s through their service as soldiers in France and their experiences after the war, he will describe the Jews’ transformation from “immigrants” to “Americans” in their own eyes and those of their non-Jewish neighbors. He will also discuss how American institutions came to dominate the Jewish world after the war. The program is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

Location: Druker Auditorium


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