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In 1930s, blacks told Jews: ‘We shall overcome’

During World War II, many Jewish academics who fled Europe found safe haven in the ivory towers of the South’s black colleges.

By Judy Maltz Jul.16, 2012

The righteous gentiles who sheltered and saved Jews during the Holocaust were not just white Europeans. Thirty years before Jewish students were marching alongside blacks in the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s, black communities in the South provided a safe haven to dozens of young Jewish academics fleeing Nazi Germany and Austria.

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