Raynors HCA 2018-10
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An important family photo album with +/- 70 photographs, all of which are pencil ID’d except 5. Included is a photo of young Marvin with pencil ID on verso “”Marvin 13 years old- Bar Mitzveh-Oct 1903”. And, a photo ID card, Bibliotheque National issued to Marvin Lowenthal and signed by him. Marvin Marx Lowenthal was born on October 6, 1890, in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He was born to Louis Lowenthal and Pauline Marx who were both of German Jewish descent. Despite being the son of two dedicated members of Bradford’s Jewish Reform Temple, Marvin was not a religious man. At the age of fifteen, Lowenthal worked at a local silk mill that was owned by Leon Feuerbach. Eventually, he became an assistant manager at the mill. However, in 1912 Lowenthal enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in Madison to participate in humanistic studies. In 1936, he wrote his most popular book among readers, The Jews of Germany: A Story of Sixteen Centuries. With this book, Lowenthal hoped to show all Americans and American Jews in particular that discrimination against Jews in Germany was not something that became prevalent after Hitler took control. Lowenthal was determined to reach out to his readers and convey his message that if something was not done about the treatment of Jews in Europe that Jews would be doomed. Lowenthal stated that the Nuremberg Laws passed in Germany in 1935 were dangerous to their existence. The Nuremberg Laws of Germany were similar our nation’s segregation laws in the mid-1900’s. These laws stripped Jews of their citizenship in Germany and forbade Jews to marry non-Jewish citizens. Jews in Germany were forced to sit in the back of public buses, drink from different water fountains, and not allowed to use public restrooms. This book was particularly difficult for Lowenthal to write because of his love for Zionism and his determination to free Jews from discrimination in Europe.
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The Jewish Author Marvin Marx Lowenthal’s Photographic Album

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