Aftermath of Jaffa Bombing, Civil Rights March on Washington
Poser: Russian choreographer Michel Fokine was a major innovator in the field of classical ballet. His Ballets Russes, performed for western audiences, were likely a hit with Forverts readers.
1913 100 years ago
Anti-Semitism Affects Frank Case
A committee has been organized to help the cause of Leo Frank, a 24-year-old Jewish factory manager who has been sentenced to death for murdering a 13-year-old girl by the name of Mary Phagan. Franks supporters claim that he is innocent and that the anti-Semitic air of the trial unduly influenced the jury. In fact, Franks supporters argue that the anti-Semitic atmosphere of the entire city of Atlanta poisoned the case. The supporters point to the celebrations that took place all over the city after Frank was declared guilty. The Jewish community, and those who actually know Frank, continues to be shocked at the charges and the sentence and continues to proclaim his innocence. More and more groups, among them a growing number of Christians, are also protesting Franks innocence. It has become evident that the anti-Semitism of a large number of Southerners has infected the outcome of Franks case.
1938 75 years ago
Aftermath of Jaffa Bomb
The tense atmosphere in Jaffa has calmed down a bit only days after a huge bomb in the citys marketplace killed two children. It is evident even the Arabs are saying so that the bomb was not planted by Jews. In fact, many Arabs are claiming that the British planted the bomb as revenge for the recent assassination of Commissioner Walter Moffat. Others say that the bomb was planted by an Arab provocateur intent on inciting the Arabs against the Jews. As far as local Jews are concerned, they arent sure who planted the bomb, and they dont rule out that it could have been a foreign provocateur, or even the Nazis.
1963 50 years ago
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Anti-Semitism Taints Leo Frank Murder Case