ProQuest is commemorating the anniversary of Anne receiving her diary by offering free access to ProQuest’s Historical Newspapers: American Jewish Newspapers, from now until June 30th. The file encompasses four historical U.S. Jewish newspapers: the American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (from 1857 to 1922), a paper that covered many topics of Jewish interest internationally; the Jewish Advocate (from 1905 to 1990), which served as a source of news and information as well as a forum for discussion and debate; the American Israelite (from 1854 to 1922), the longest-running English-language Jewish newspaper still published in the United States; and the Jewish Exponent (from 1887 to 1990), which carried news of developments in Israel, efforts to rescue Jews around the world from repressive regimes, and the expanding role of Jews in American public life. It holds a wealth of material about Anne Frank and myriad other Jewish subjects and issues.
To try out this remarkable primary source, just go to the ProQuest Discover More Corps Social Network and click on the tab there for Database of the Month. As the content page for the file notes, the message that Anne Frank’s diary tells is one that should never be forgotten. This file can help keep that message in our consciousness and make it endure.
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