Under Freedom. An Exhibition Commemorating the Three Hundredth Anniversary of Jewish Settlement in the United States of America

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David Bernstein.


New York City, USA, 1954. Booklet, 24 pp., illustrations: 50 b&w, 28 × 19 cm. English.


Jewish Museum New York (1 December 1954–April 1955)


An overview of the history of Jews in America, with sections on their immigration, settlement, role in American public life, patriotic service, religious institutions, etc. Includes photographs of exhibition displays. No itemized listing.


This exhibition was part of nation-wide celebration by the American Jewish community of the first permanent Jewish community in North America, with the overall theme of “Man’s Opportunities and Responsibilities under Freedom”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was guest of honor and keynote speaker at the opening event. Exhibitions, concerts, pageants, and public dinners took place in at least 400 cities around the country. The National Symphony was commissioned and premiered a symphony entitled “Ahavah”. Each of the major events received national television coverage, including televised specials on the American Jewish experience.

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Historical photographsNew York CityPortraitsSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsSynagogues, architectureSynagogues, United States

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Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA (May 1955)

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