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TO THE JHS ARCHIVES
The Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest is proud to add the papers of Warren Grover, board member and Past President of our Society, to its permanent collections.
The Warren Grover Collection features all research materials related to his landmark publication, Nazis in Newark.
Nazis in Newark tells the story of how Newark's Nazis unsuccessfully tried to convert the city and surrounding area’s sizeable German American population to their cause. The book documents the local Jewish resistance to these efforts led by several groups, including the Minutemen, which was a group comprised of Jewish toughs and the non-sectarian anti-Nazi league which sought to weaken Nazi Germany by imposing a boycott on the sale of its goods in the Newark area.
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This book features photographs from the Society's "Weequahic Memoirs" exhibition. Each photo has a caption and identifies individuals where possible and features a brief but thorough introduction of the history of the neighborhood.
Please contact Irene Segal at (973) 929-2703 or email: email@example.com
The "Y" in Elizabeth welcomed World War II servicemen and offered them hospitality, a place to gather, use of all the building's facilities, and hosted dances and entertainment, including this traveling group of young women who performed at USO gatherings. Photograph is courtesy of Ruth Brewster.
Known for her devotion to Israel and her life-long participation in fundraising for the UJA, Mathilda Brailove is seen greeting Israeli prime minister, Golda Meir. Photograph from the biographical files of the former Central Federation in Scotch Plains.
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JHS SEARCHES FOR CENTRAL NEW JERSEY HISTORY
The Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey has expanded its mission to find and preserve the history of Jewish life in towns in central New Jersey with emphasis on Union and Somerset counties. This will include visits to Jewish institutions, social service agencies, synagogues, and the YM-YWHA located in Union. Private collections are also welcome.
The first successful meeting to locate Central's historic records was held at the Scotch Plains JCC. (Left to right) Ruth Brewster, who donated the private papers of her father Harry Lebau for whom the "Y" in Union is named, JHS past-President Howard Kiesel, JHS executive director, Linda Forgosh who is responsible for the Central outreach program, and Jan Kulick who donated a brief history of the first Jewish family in Warren.
A visit from Bryan Fox, executive director of the YM-YWHA of Union County, leads to a tour of the JHS archives.
JHS volunteer, Rina Eisenberg (left) shared her knowledge of Jewish life in Elizabeth with JHS archivist, Jill Hershorin.
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