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Past Programs
When General Grant Expelled the Jews
Jonathan Sarna, Rabbi Marc D. Angel (opening remarks)
Wed, April 18th, 2012 | 7:30 pm
(Members $14)

Note: This event is sold out


Event details

In December 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Order Number 11, which expelled all Jews from his military district of Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi in one of the most blatant incidents of officially sanctioned anti-Semitism in U.S. history. What were the reasons for Grant’s Order? What was its effect and why does this event in Civil War history remain relatively unknown?

Speakers Bio(s)

Jonathan Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History. Rabbi Marc D. Angel (opening remarks) is Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel and Founder and Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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