Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray: Showing at Colby!

Showing at Colby College
 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm 
Olin Hall

The remarkable history of the Civil War Jews who fought on both sides—7,000 for the Union and 3,000 for the Confederacy. The war split the Jewish community as deeply as it did the nation at large: some prominent Jews, including Jewish slave owners, cited the Torah to justify slavery, while others were leaders in the abolitionist movement or established their synagogues as stops on the Underground Railroad.

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