This Week in History


This Week in History: A fact for June

June 27, 1906

On June 27, 1906, Jewish mothers on New York City’s Lower East Side rioted against tonsillectomies they suspected were being performed on their children.

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This Week in History offers a unique calendar of American Jewish experience—connecting specific dates throughout the year to an array of compelling historic events related to American Jewish women.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: A fact for June." (Viewed on April 16, 2014) <>.