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THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: The Library

19 Sep

THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: The Library

 

“Welcome to The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, which serves JTS students as well as scholars and researchers around the world. Home to more than 425,000 volumes, The Library has the largest and most extensive collection of Hebraic and Judaic material in the Western Hemisphere.”

 

JUDAEA, First Jewish War. 66-70 CE. AR Shekel ...

JUDAEA, First Jewish War. 66-70 CE. AR Shekel (22mm, 13.19 g, 12h). Dated year 3 (68/9 CE). “Shekel of Israel,” Omer cup with pearled rim; date above / “Jerusalem the Holy,” sprig of three pomegranates. Meshorer 202; Hendin 662. EF, attractive dark gray toning. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Arab-Israeli conflict

14 Sep

The Arab-Israeli conflict

“Gallery (22 pictures): A brief history of the key events and people that shaped the Arab-Israeli conflict”

Israel-Palestine timeline: 1979. Anwar Sadat, Menachim Begin with President Carter

 

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Story of Korean War in Colour (Documentary)

11 Sep

Korean War in Color documents war-torn Korea the way the soldiers saw it-in full, shocking color. Many of the images included in the documentary have never been seen by the public before, having been kept top secret for decades by military officials for fear of a public backlash.”

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The Secret of the Seven Sisters A four-part series that reveals how a secret pact formed a cartel that controls the world’s oil.

2 Sep

“The “Seven Sisters ” was a term coined in the 1950s by businessman Enrico Mattei, then-head of the Italian state oil company Eni, to describe the seven oil companies which formed the “Consortium for Iran” cartel and dominated the global petroleum industry from the mid-1940s to the 1970s.[1][2] The group comprised Anglo-Persian Oil Company (now BP); Gulf Oil, Standard Oil of California (SoCal) and Texaco (now Chevron); Royal Dutch Shell; and Standard Oil of New Jersey (Esso) and Standard Oil Company of New York (Socony) (now ExxonMobil).[3] [4]

Prior to the oil crisis of 1973, the members of the Seven Sisters controlled around 85 percent of the world’s petroleum reserves, but in recent decades the dominance of the companies and their successors has declined as a result of the increasing influence of the OPEC cartel and state-owned oil companies in emerging-market economies.” Wiki

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What Was History’s Worst Month? William Petrocelli William Petrocelli Author, Attorney, and Bookseller

1 Sep

What Was History’s Worst Month? William Petrocelli William Petrocelli Author, Attorney, and Bookseller

 “What was the worst month in history? An American might say December, 1941, with the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines. To a Japanese, it could be August, 1945, with the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Renaissance writers might have pointed to May, 1453, with the fall of Constantinople, or maybe May, 1527, with the sack of Rome. For sheer barbarity, probably nothing was worse than January 1943, when about 600,000 died at the battle of Stalingrad”.

THE VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT: Help Preserve the History of World War II

12 Nov

THE VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT: Help Preserve the History of World War II

The Veterans History Project - Help Oreserve the HIstory of World War II

THE WAR and The Veterans History Project

THE WAR is as much about storytelling, about sharing unique experiences, as it is about World War II. The film provides only a small window into the much larger experience of the hundreds of thousands who have served during times of war.

The story of World War II is a story shared by millions of Americans, but as time goes by, many of these stories are being lost. For those who served our nation, from the battlefront to the home front, every story deserves to be heard. That’s where you can help.

PBS and Florentine Films have partnered with the Veterans History Project (VHP) in a massive effort to capture the stories of men and women who experienced the war first-hand before the generation that witnessed World War II has passed.

The Veterans History Project is part of the Library of Congress and honors American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them by preserving stories of their service to our country. VHP collects and archives the one-of-a-kind stories that represent the diversity of the veterans who served our country — veterans from all conflicts, from all branches of the military, all ranks, all races and ethnicities.

document Download “THE WAR/Veterans History Project Field Guide to Conducting and Preserving Interviews” (PDF) »
Veterans History Project web site » Veterans History Project

Over 3,000 original WWII Stories from PBS StoryShare

As part of the community engagement campaign for THE WAR, individual public television stations nationwide reached out to a broad range of veterans and their families to capture the stories of World War II. The response was phenomenal. Over 3,000 original WWII stories were submitted.

Participating PBS stations used an online story collection tool – called PBS StoryShare – that allowed users to directly upload World War II stories and photographs to a searchable database. In addition, PBS stations videotaped over 1,000 interviews with local WWII veterans and submitted them to the PBS StoryShare database.

You can access the PBS StoryShare database to read, listen to and watch stories from your community and across the country. The searchable database offers a wealth of first hand accounts and original artifacts from WWII veterans.

Read, hear and watch WWII stories from the PBS StoryShare database »

English: Uncle Sam recruiting poster.

English: Uncle Sam recruiting poster. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NATIONAL ARCHIVES

10 Nov
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES

National Archives and Records Administration

www.archives.gov/

Information from NARA about archival management and preservation of historical records.

Visit Us

The National Archives Experience: Visit Us. Skip to Content  Take 

Resources for Genealogists

Look at Resources Tools for Genealogists · Free Databases 

Research Our Records

Order Copies of Records – Getting Started Overview – A

National Archives and Records Administration

www.archives.gov/

Information from NARA about archival management and preservation of historical records.

Visit Us

The National Archives Experience: Visit Us. Skip to Content  Take 

Resources for Genealogists

Look at Resources Tools for Genealogists · Free Databases 

Research Our Records

Order Copies of Records – Getting Started Overview – ARC – Topics

National Archives Experience

The National Archives Experience depicts our astounding national 

Veterans’ Service Records

DD Form 214 – Replace Medals and Awards – World War II Photos

Your Military Service Record

eVetRecs Help – Other Methods to Obtain – Special Notice Regarding

RC – Topics

National Archives Experience

The National Archives Experience depicts our astounding national 

Veterans’ Service Records

DD Form 214 – Replace Medals and Awards – World War II Photos

Your Military Service Record

eVetRecs Help – Other Methods to Obtain – Special Notice Regarding
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