The Marc Steiner Show

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges

Ernst_Borinski1955July 31, 2015 – Segment 5

We hear a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, where we explore a surprising alliance, during World War II, when many Jewish professors fled from Nazi Germany and were offered positions at historically black colleges. We discuss the intertwined history of African Americans and Jews with the curators of Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges, which was an exhibit at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

We hear from: John Milton Wesley, student of Jewish refugee scholar Dr. Ernst Borinski; Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum; and Anita Kassof, Assistant Director at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

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Marc Steiner

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