A statue in New York City commemorates a former governor who called Jews “the deceitful race.”
Henry Ford published anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in his newspaper, which was distributed at Ford dealerships around the country.
“Ford’s salvos,” McGraw wrote, “were likely the most sustained printed attack on Jews the world had ever seen.”
Once upon a time, Jewish Americans would never buy a Ford or a Volkswagen or get a tattoo. Things are different now. And, as Neal Gabler contemplates his daughter’s VW, he tries to figure out why.
Officials in Fort Myers City, Fla., withdrew a proposal to rename a bridge for Henry Ford after residents raised concerns about his anti-Semitic publications.
Henry Ford might never have imagined a Jew running his iconic car company. That day is here, as Mark Fields, whose family’s name was Finkelman, takes over.
Galia Miller Sprung’s grandfather once helped Henry Ford out of a production crisis. He turned on the car maker when Ford wanted him to distribute an anti-Semitic magazine.
Hank Greenberg faced an awful dilemma on Rosh Hashanah in 1934. A new book reveals how the Jewish star became a city’s hero as a rising tide of anti-Semitism swept the globe.
On Monday, Ned Beauman wrote about Oscar Panizza. His debut novel, “Boxer, Beetle” (Bloomsbury), is now available. His posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit:
The discovery and restoration of the long-forgotten film “Breaking Home Ties” is the latest revelatory moment in classic American Jewish cinema. The Boston-based National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF) reported this week that the 1922 silent film will be available for screening for general audiences.