American Jewish Tercentenary:
Making the Past Come Alive
Dr. Frederic Krome, managing editor of The American Jewish Archives
Journal, will present “American Jewish Tercentenary: Making
the Past Come Alive” at the next Food for Thought Luncheon
Lecture. This lecture, which will include visual aides from The
Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, will
take place at noon on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Mayerson Hall Auditorium,
3101 Clifton Avenue.
One of the consistent themes of the American Jewish tercentenary,
which occurred in 1954, was the importance of bringing history to
the public. Pursuant to this, a number of Jewish organizations commissioned
filmstrips explaining different aspects of the American Jewish experience.
This session will examine the messages that these filmstrips attempted
In addition to serving as the managing editor of The American Jewish
Archives Journal, Dr. Krome is an academic associate of The Jacob
Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, the associate
director of The Marcus Center Fellowship Program, an adjunct professor
of history and Judaic studies at University of Cincinnati, and was
recently appointed book review editor for the online discussion
network H-JUDAIC. In 2002 he was named Library Journal’s outstanding
book reviewer, non-fiction.
His publications include: “Creating ‘Jewish History
for Our Own Needs:’ The Evolution of Cecil Roth’s Historical
Vision, 1925-1935” in Modern Judaism (2001); “The True
Glory and the Failure of Anglo-American Film Propaganda” in
The Journal of Contemporary History (1998); “Tunisian Victory
and Anglo-American Film Propaganda in World War II” in The
Historian (1996); “Correspondence Between Martin Buber, Hans
Kohn, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Adolph Oko, 1939-44” in
Jewish Culture and History 5, no. 1 (Summer 2002); as well as entries
for various encyclopedias.
In its thirteenth season, Food For Thought features scholars and
members of the HUC-JIR community who discuss their fields of interest,
expertise, and recent research with the public. The Department of
Outreach Education invites the community to attend this fascinating
lecture with Dr. Fredric Krome. A hot buffet lunch will be available
for $8; reservations are necessary. There is a $2 fee to attend
the lecture only. To learn more about Food For Thought, the Department
of Outreach Education of HUC-JIR, or to make a reservation contact
Marcia Cruse, (513) 221-1875 ext. 353.
Located on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American
Jewish Archives houses over ten million pages of documentation.
It contains nearly 8,000 linear feet of archives, manuscripts, nearprint
materials, photographs, audio and videotapes, microfilm, and genealogical
materials. For more information about The Jacob Rader Marcus Center
of the American Jewish Archives contact (513) 221-1875 ext. 403.