WETA Extras The Early Jewish Community
WETA looks at the challenges that Jewish Americans faced during the 19th century. Details
Program: WETA Extras
Episode: The Early Jewish Community
By the 19th century, a significant number of Jews were immigrating to and living in the United States. Thousands of patriotic Jewish citizens fought in the Union Army. So, why, in the midst of the Civil War, did the government try to expel them from three states? And, how did Washington D.C.'s first synagogue help heal the scars of this discrimination?
Premiere Date: 01/08/2008
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR