GERMANY: Hitler v. Everybody

On New York's lower East Side 93 years ago, twelve public-spirited Jews, headed by one named Henry Jones, met in Sinsheimer's Essex Street barroom. Before the matzoth crumbs were swept away they had established a philanthropic society known as B'nai B'rith (Sons of the Covenant) to establish orphanages, run schools and convalescent homes. Originally a secret society, B'nai B'rith came into the open in 1920 with publication of its ritual. Today over 600 lodges of B'nai B'rith exist in 30 countries.

Last week armed German police smashed their way into Berlin's-B'nai B'rith lodge, arrested the members, cleared out the premises...

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