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Last day to see "1917: How One Year Changed the World"

  • American Jewish Historical Society 15 West 16th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

1917: How One Year Changed the World looks back 100 years to explore how three key events of 1917—America’s entry into World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the issuing of the Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain indicated support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine—brought about political, cultural, and social changes that dramatically reshaped the United States’ role in the world and provoked its most stringent immigration quotas to date.

The exhibition examines this consequential year through the eyes of American Jews, who experienced these events both as Americans and as part of an international diaspora community. It is co-organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society.