May is Jewish American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society. Read more
U.S. Army team searching for weapons of mass destruction discovered over 2,700 Jewish books and tens of thousands of documents. To provide accessibility throughout the world to the damaged materials, the US National Archives and Records Administration and its partners have preserved, cataloged, and digitized the books and documents. More about the preservation efforts
During World War II, American art historians, museum and art professionals, and archivists were deployed as military officers to protect historical monuments, art, and archives in war theaters throughout western Europe. These monuments men were part of the militarys Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) program. The National Gallery of Art played a seminal role in its creation. More about the Monuments Men
The National Gallery of Art recently unveiled a permanent and public home for the exquisite glass and stone mosaic Orphe, designed by Marc Chagall and bequeathed to the Gallery by arts patron Evelyn Stefansson Nef.
More about the Chagall mosaic
Fighting Nazi Germany took on special significance for one group of U.S. servicemen in the European Theater. Even those Jewish soldiers and sailors who were serving elsewhere in World War II understood that defeating the Axis would be a defeat for blind hatred of any ethnic group or nationality.
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Jewish American Heritage Month 2014