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American Jewish Committee
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The American Jewish Committee (AJC), established in New York in 1906, was dedicated to the global protection of civil and religious rights of the Jews. Its founders’ priority was to develop strategies against the discrimination and persecution of Jews in Eastern Europe. Unlike the American Jewish Congress formed at the end of the First World War, which also represented national-cultural and Zionist…

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David Engel, New York, “American Jewish Committee”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0023>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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