Monthly Archives: June 2016

12-year-old Jewish Violinist Gets Revenge on the Nazis

In 1930, in the stetl of Karsnovka (then Byelorussia; now Belarus,) a boy named Mordechai “Motele” Schlein was born. At that time, there were only two Jewish families living in Karsnovka; the Schleins were flour grinders and eked out a … Continue reading

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Galveston Destroyed by Hurricane

In 1900, Galveston was considered by many to be the nicest city in Texas. With its population of 38,000, it ranked fourth after Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, and boasted 20 hotels, three concert halls, an opera house, and a … Continue reading

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