The Leo Frank case, a century old now, seems like an unlikely subject for a musical
A musical about Leo Frank and a book fair this week in Chicago
A century ago today, Leo Frank was laid to rest in a Queens cemetery. Paul Berger tells the wrenching story of the Jewish lynching victim’s final journey home to his mother’s Brooklyn brownstone after his murder in rural Georgia.
The Forward sat down with Dr. Jeffrey Gurock, a Jewish History professor at Yeshiva University, and Cathee Smithline, Leo Frank’s great-niece, to delve into the secrets, pain and anti-Semitism surrounding Leo Frank’s lynching. Read more .
Leo Frank had no children. But the Jewish lynching victim’s descendants include nieces, nephews and their children — who were inexplicably kept in the dark about their famous relative’s 1915 murder.
A century ago today, Forward editor Ab Cahan wrote eloquently about the lynching of Leo Frank. He denounced the anti-Semitism that ‘didn’t rest until it made an end to his young life.’
Leo Frank was convicted of murdering a teenage girl 100 years ago, which led to his notorious lynching. The case’s thorny questions about race and hatred have only sharpened with time.
A century ago, the trial of Leo Frank served as a confirmation that American Jews needed an institution to combat anti-Semitism. We still do.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: The centenary of the Leo Frank trial reminds us of the burdens of anti-Semitism. It should also spur us to mend divisions within the Jewish community.
The Leo Frank case stoked a fiery public debate about race, class and anti-Semitism. The Forward’s editor, Ab Cahan, traveled to Atlanta to carry out a jailhouse interview.