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Judy Feld Carr: Rescuing Thousands from Syria

As the news is flooded with reports of refugees fleeing Syria, we have found ourselves remembering a very different Syrian refugee crisis: the mass exodus of persecuted Jews from that country from the 1970s through 2001. I recently spoke with Judy Feld Carr, who arranged 3,228 of those rescues by forging passports, bribing officials, and arranging for individuals and families to be smuggled across the border. What’s amazing about her story is that Judy wasn’t a Special Forces commando or a human rights lawyer; she had no background in this type of work.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.

Steve Benson on Ruth Gruber

This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.
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This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.

Judith Rosenbaum on Emma Goldman's Arrest Thumbnail

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Judith Rosenbaum on Emma Goldman's Arrest

This Week in History: On September 27, 1919, Anarchist Emma Goldman was released from a two-year prison term and was immediately rearrested. Judith Rosenbaum discusses why Goldman was so feared, and why her story continues to resonate.
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This Week in History: On September 27, 1919, Anarchist Emma Goldman was released from a two-year prison term and was immediately rearrested. Judith Rosenbaum discusses why Goldman was so feared, and why her story continues to resonate.

Judith Rosenbaum on Ethel Rosenberg

This Week in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for treason. Judith Rosenbaum discusses how Ethel's demeanor impacted the jury's decision.
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This Week in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for treason. Judith Rosenbaum discusses how Ethel's demeanor impacted the jury's decision.

Steve Benson on the Dedication of Bashka Paeff's War Memorial Thumbnail

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Thumbnail from video. This Week in History: On May 31, 1926, the town of Kittery, Maine dedicated an unusual war memorial by Bashka Paeff. Steve Benson discusses the sculptor and her unconventional choice to create a memorial that acknowledged the horrors of war.

Thumbnail from video. This Week in History: On May 31, 1926, the town of Kittery, Maine dedicated an unusual war memorial by Bashka Paeff. Steve Benson discusses the sculptor and her unconventional choice to create a memorial that acknowledged the horrors of war.

Steve Benson on the Dedication of Bashka Paeff's War Memorial

This Week in History: On May 31, 1926, the town of Kittery, Maine dedicated an unusual war memorial by Bashka Paeff. Steve Benson discusses the sculptor and her unconventional choice to create a memorial that acknowledged the horrors of war.
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This Week in History: On May 31, 1926, the town of Kittery, Maine dedicated an unusual war memorial by Bashka Paeff. Steve Benson discusses the sculptor and her unconventional choice to create a memorial that acknowledged the horrors of war.

Bertha Rayner Frank

Bertha Rayner Frank became the epicenter of a national debate on anti-Semitism when she forced an Atlantic City hotel to publicly apologize for refusing to serve Jews.

Rachel Sassoon Beer

Rachel Sassoon Beer rose to fame as owner and editor of both The Observer and The Sunday Times, making her the first woman to edit a national newspaper.

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