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[The] Goldbergs
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Media representation of a Jewish immigrant family in the radio serial The Rise of the Goldbergs and attained greater popularity from 1949 on as a television sitcom. With its stories of integration and social ascent, The Goldbergs accompanied two generations of Jewish immigrants on their way in American society. The series struck a chord with a widespread public that favored “ethnically” themed entertainment up until the mid-1950s.

The Goldbergs, a Jewish immigrant family, were in the limelight of the radio program between 1929 and 1945 and the television…

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Brook, Vincent, “[The] Goldbergs”, 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 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0269>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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