Great Depression

A Letter From Young Israel In 1934, When YI Jews Were Young, Beautiful, And Looking For Work

A letter to the editor of The New York Times that was printed on June 6, 1934.

The Times had run a story, "Religion Among Jews Found To Be Waning."

One reader, Sidney J. Simon, wrote to the editor, disagreeing with the article's conclusion as summed up in that headline.

Too Big to Fail in 1930

History’s silence on the Jewish immigrant entrepreneurs
behind the Bank of United States.

12/03/2010

On the morning of Dec. 11, 1930, thousands of people lined Delancey Street to withdraw their savings from the Bank of United States. Rumors had circulated for days that the largest retail bank in New York, with over 440,000 depositors and $300 million in assets, was insolvent.

Front page and back cover of the Bialystoker Stimme,  Nov. 1921.
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