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How Peter Bergson Brought Activism Into The Mainstream

Seventy-five years ago this summer, Peter Bergson (real name: Hillel Kook) and a handful of colleagues launched what became the most dramatic political action campaign in US Jewish history.

‘It Can Be Done’: the Rosh Hashana 1943 Escape of Danish Jews

Numerous Danish Christian families hid Jews in their homes or farms, and then smuggled them to the seashore.

The Bergson Group vs. the Holocaust – and Jewish Leaders vs. Bergson (Part...

How is it that those who were vilified and treated as pariahs are today widely praised for their actions during the Holocaust?

The Bergson Group vs. the Holocaust – and Jewish Leaders vs. Bergson (Part...

At a meeting of Jewish leaders in 1939, Brandeis rebuffed a suggestion that bringing Jews to Palestine in defiance of the British was "illegal."

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