By Sheila Terman Cohen
Unlike the opposite cultural teams lined within the humans of Wisconsin sequence, the Jews who've made their domestic in Wisconsin are united now not through a unmarried nation of beginning, yet through a shared background and set of non secular ideals. This various workforce stumbled on their approach to America’s heartland over a number of centuries from Germany, Russia, and past, a few fleeing violence and persecution, others looking for new possibilities, yet all making very important contributions to the cloth of this state’s heritage. via exact historic info and private bills, Sheila Terman Cohen brings to existence the tales in their numerous trials and triumphs. Jews in Wisconsin info their battles opposed to anti-Semitism, their efforts to take part within the groups they joined, and their successes at conserving onto their very own cultural identities.
In addition to excerpts of Cohen’s many interviews with Wisconsin Jews, Jews in Wisconsin additionally good points the compelling journals of German immigrant Louis Heller, a tradesman who validated himself in Milwaukee, and Russian immigrant Azriel Kanter, who information the perilous trip his relatives launched into to flee anti-Semitism in his domestic state and make a brand new existence in Wisconsin.
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