Jewish immigrants in Maine

Mar 13th, 2015
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This year, students are researching the experiences of Jewish immigrants who made Maine their home.  These projects explore:

  • The first Jewish community in Maine (Bangor, 1849-1856)
  • 19th-century German-Jewish peddlers and merchants
  • Why Maine attracted Eastern European Jews in the early 20th century, and how it shaped their Jewishness
  • Antisemitic discrimination against Jewish immigrants in the early 20th century
  • The children of Holocaust survivors raised in Maine
  • Jews from the former Soviet Union

Their research will appear on this site sometime this summer.  Can’t wait that long?  Join us for Maine Migrations, Past and Present, on Sunday, April 26, when students will present their findings alongside dozens of other presentations about diverse immigrant communities in Maine.