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Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing. Ellis Island - FREE Port of New York Passenger Records Search. By the 1880's, steam power had shortened the journey to America dramatically.

Ellis Island - FREE Port of New York Passenger Records Search

Immigrants poured in from around the world: from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Southern and Eastern Europe, and down from Canada. The door was wide open for Europeans - In the 1880s alone, 9% of the total population of Norway emigrated to America. After 1892 nearly all immigrants came in through the newly opened Ellis Island. One immigrant recalled arriving at Ellis Island: "The boat anchored at mid-bay and then they tendered us on the ship to Ellis Island… We got off the boat…you got your bag in your hand and went right into the building Ah, that day must have been about five to six thousand people.

Jammed, I remember it was August. Families often immigrated together during this era, although young men frequently came first to find work. The experience for Asian immigrants in this period was quite different. And for millions of immigrants, New York provided opportunity. National Archives Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month in May. Press Release March 20, 2007 Washington, DC…In May, the National Archives will celebrate the first annual Jewish American Heritage Month with special programs, speakers, and films.

National Archives Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month in May

All events are free and open to the public. They will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Friday, May 4, at 11 A.M., Jefferson Room Repeat screening: Saturday, May 5, at noon, William G. McGowan Theater Family Film-An American Tail An American Tail is the animated story of the Mousekewitz family’s journey to America and the adventures of their young son, Fievel, who gets lost along the way. Wednesday, May 9, at 6 P.M., William G. Thursday, May 17, at 7 P.M., William G.

Tuesday, May 22, at 7 P.M., William G. Jewish Immigration to America. Sephardic, German, and Eastern European immigrants each contributed to the formation of American Jewry.

Jewish Immigration to America

Today, America's Jewish community is largely Ashkenazic, meaning it is made up of Jews who trace their ancestry to Germany and Eastern Europe. We Also Recommend However, the first Jews to arrive in what would become the United States were Sephardic--tracing their ancestry to Spain and Portugal. The following article looks at the three major waves of Sephardic and Ashkenazic immigration to America. Historians have traditionally divided American Jewish immigration into three periods: Sephardic, German, and Eastern European.

The American Jewish Experience through the Nineteenth Century: Immigration and Acculturation, The Nineteenth Century, Divining America: Religion in American History, TeacherServe. Polish/Russian - A People at Risk - Immigration...- Classroom Presentation. A People at Risk Just as ethnic Russians and Poles were finding their way to American shores, one of the most dramatic chapters in world history was underway—the mass migration of Eastern European Jews to the United States.

Polish/Russian - A People at Risk - Immigration...- Classroom Presentation

A Century of Immigration, 1820-1924 (From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America, A Library of Congress Exhibition) The American Jewish Experience. The Jewish Americans . Migration: The Diaspora in America. Migration: The Diaspora in America Assimilation: Making America Home The Pursuit of Economic Opportunity Doing Well and Doing Good: Education and Philanthropy Anti-Semitism in America Jews on Field and Stage: Sports and the Arts America's Response to the Holocaust A Jewish Homeland Political Activism Being Jewish in Modern America Home | Jewish Life in America | Watch Video | Share Your Story | For Educators | Resources | About the Film | Contact Us THE JEWISH AMERICANS is a production of JTN Productions; WETA Washington, D.C.; and David Grubin Productions, Inc. in association with Thirteen/WNET New York.

The Jewish Americans . Migration: The Diaspora in America

Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880 - Interactive Graphic. Education. Albert Einstein: Physicist and Pacifist Universally recognized as the physicist whose radical theories proposed completely new ways of thinking about space, time, and gravitation, Albert Einstein is perhaps lesser known for another important role he served during his lifetime as a pacifist (a person opposed to war).


By the time the German-born physicist was thirty, his theory of relativity and work in quantum mechanics had set off a revolution in physics, marking the beginning of the Nuclear Age. Scientists working in the 1930s confirmed his energy-mass equation, E=mc², by building large machines that could break apart the nuclear core of atoms, resulting in a release of tremendous energy. Nuclear physicists soon realized the potential for this technology to be used for the construction of powerful bombs. After the outbreak of World War II, some of these scientists were afraid that Adolf Hitler might be developing such weapons using uranium as the source material.

Taking a Closer Look.