Jewish American Heritage Month | National Archives

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Singer Eddie Cantor (center) sits next to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at a dinner of the Massachusetts Committee of Catholics, Protestants, and Jews in Boston, MA, May 25, 1950. Also seated (left to right): Frank Leahy and Paul Devers. (National Archives Identifier 196768)

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of March 25, 1911, claimed 146 lives, mostly recently immigrated Jewish women. A march on April 5, 1911, attracted thousands of women calling for safer working conditions and union representation. (National Archives Identifier5730933)

Rabbi Stephen S. Wiseof the Free Synagogue in New Yorkand his18-year-old son became laborers in the shipbuilding yards of the Luders Marine Construction Company, at Stamford, CT, during World War I. (National Archives Identifier 533712)

Songwriter Irving Berlin (center) shakes the hand of Bob Hope ata White House Dinner held in honor of returning Vietnam prisoners of war, May 24, 1974. Also on stage are President Richard Nixon, Vic Damone,Sammy Davis, Jr., and First Lady Patricia Nixon. (National Archives Identifier 7268213)

Senator Joseph Lieberman (right), withGovernor of Connecticut Dan Patrick Malloyand Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, listens to reports from Federal, state and local officials following Hurricane Sandy. November 1, 2012.(Photo by Holly Stephens/FEMA,National Archives Identifier24470016)

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