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Chanel No. 5 and its Jewish history

  by Gideon In 1870, Ernest Wertheimer, a Jewish businessman, moved from Alsace, France, to Paris during the Franco-Prussian War. Shortly after his arrival he purchased an interest in a French theatrical makeup company called Bourjois. …

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Many Jews in ghettos across eastern Europe tried to organize resistance against the Germans and to arm themselves with smuggled and homemade weapons. Between 1941 and 1943, underground resistance movements formed in about 100 Jewish …

Wolf Blitzer’s Jewish Roots

Wolf Blitzer is CNN’s lead political anchor and the anchor of The Situation Room. Blitzer began his career in 1972 with the Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv. Shortly thereafter, he became a Washington, D.C., correspondent …