Forverts readers were often desperate for news of their hometowns and families in Europe during World War I.
The story of Andre Bloch, the brilliant French mathematician who murdered three family members during the First World War.
This year marked the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, ushering in a whole century of centenaries.
A hundred years on, it’s still all quiet about the Eastern Front. Allan Jalon’s family diary sheds human light on the Russian-Austrian war.
Jenna Weissman Joselit never paid much attention to photographs of relatives in uniforms until a more recent picture appeared on the mantle. That one was taken near Gaza.
Palestine’s Jewish community faced death and destruction at the hands of Ottoman ruler Ahmed Jamal Pasha during World War One. Then, Germany stepped in.
The spark that ignited World War I took place a century ago this week. Jews mostly did not support America’s entry into the first modern war — but they were profoundly shaped by it.
The imperial couple was on a tour of the Bosnian province that Austria had won from Turkey six years earlier. A young Serbian student was the shooter.
Our country has taken up arms. Bloody questions marks hover above us. What are we fighting for? Why aren’t we heeding our holy credo to stop the bloodshed?
Forward editor Ab Cahan wrote: The great powers began a terrible blood bath. The war will be the most terrible, the worst in human history.