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Also known as Edouard Pozerski, he was the author of the 1929 epic work, “The Jews of Poland: Recollections… [More] and Recipes.” His parents emigrated from Poland to France (hence, Pozerski) and he became a French scientist, radio broadcaster and food writer. His other book, “Cooking in Ten Minutes,” made him very popular. His cookbooks were famous for bringing high society French food down to a common level through explanation and directness. [Less]
1889: Adolf Hitler
It is almost redundant to point out Hitler’s massive effects on the Jewish people and their history. He… [More] was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. He is associated with the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II, and the Holocaust. He carried out the killing of some six million Jews and other minorities during the Holocaust. [Less]
1912: David Ginsburg
Born in New York City to Russian-Jewish immigrants, Ginsburg was a long time liberal-leaning… [More] Washington political insider. He helped found the Americans for Democratic Action (one of the first liberal political organizations formed in the US that still exists) and led the presidential commission on race relations whose groundbreaking report in 1968 warned that the United States was “moving toward two societies — one black, one white, separate and unequal.” [Less]