Posts by Mike Smith

Passover History in Detroit’s Jewish Community

The DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History has plenty of Passover stories. By Mike Smith, Detroit Jewish News Foundation Archivist Featured Photo: Ilene Monast of West Bloomfield shared this photo of her family from the April 16, 1933, issue of the Jewish Forward. From left to right are Zelig and Pearl Stern,…

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The Holocaust Unfolds Exhibit — November 28, 1947

By Mike Smith, Detroit Jewish News Foundation Archivist The term Holocaust was not used as a historical concept until after World War II when the world finally understood that the Nazi party and its collaborators had systemically and brutally attempted to annihilate the Jews of Europe. Unlike America’s mainstream media, the Jewish News and its…

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The Holocaust Unfolds Exhibit — September 28, 1945

By Mike Smith, Detroit Jewish News Foundation Archivist The term Holocaust was not used as a historical concept until after World War II when the world finally understood that the Nazi party and its collaborators had systemically and brutally attempted to annihilate the Jews of Europe. Unlike America’s mainstream media, the Jewish News and its…

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The Holocaust Unfolds Exhibit – May 12, 1944

By Mike Smith The term Holocaust was not used as a historical concept until after World War II when the world finally understood that the Nazi party and its collaborators had systemically and brutally attempted to annihilate the Jews of Europe. Unlike America’s mainstream media, the Jewish News and its predecessor, the Detroit Jewish Chronicle,…

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The Holocaust Unfolds Exhibit — April 16, 1943

By Mike Smith, Detroit Jewish News Foundation Archivist The term Holocaust was not used as a historical concept until after World War II when the world finally understood that the Nazi party and its collaborators had systemically and brutally attempted to annihilate the Jews of Europe. Unlike America’s mainstream media, the Jewish News and its…

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Carl Levin Papers found at the Bentley Historical Library

The Bentley Historical Library Hosts Carl Levin Papers

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin’s digital files and more can now be found in the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. By Mike Smith Featured photo Courtesy of Liz Gadelha Former Michigan U.S. Sen. Carl Levin has left a rather large paper trail — 1,122 boxes of documents and more than one terabyte of digital files.…

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The Holocaust Unfolds Exhibit – Feb. 12, 1943

By Mike Smith The term Holocaust was not used as a historical concept until after World War II when the world finally understood that the Nazi party and its collaborators had systemically and brutally attempted to annihilate the Jews of Europe. Unlike America’s mainstream media, the Jewish News and its predecessor, the Detroit Jewish Chronicle,…

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The Holocaust Unfolds Exhibit — June 19, 1942

By Mike Smith The term Holocaust was not used as a historical concept until after World War II when the world finally understood that the Nazi party and its collaborators had systemically and brutally attempted to annihilate the Jews of Europe. Unlike America’s mainstream media, the Jewish News and its predecessor, the Detroit Jewish Chronicle,…

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‘The Holocaust Unfolds’ Exhibit — Nov. 11, 1938

By Mike Smith The term Holocaust was not used as a historical concept until after World War II when the world finally understood that the Nazi party and its collaborators had systemically and brutally attempted to annihilate the Jews of Europe. Unlike America’s mainstream media, the Jewish News and its predecessor, the Detroit Jewish Chronicle,…

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‘The Holocaust Unfolds’ Exhibit — Sept. 20, 1935

By Mike Smith The term Holocaust was not used as a historical concept until after World War II when the world finally understood that the Nazi party and its collaborators had systemically and brutally attempted to annihilate the Jews of Europe. Unlike America’s mainstream media, the Jewish News and its predecessor, the Detroit Jewish Chronicle,…

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