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January 2022

Debby Applegate with Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age

January 19 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author comes a story of the Roaring Twenties and New York’s notorious Madam who played hostess to every gangster, politician, writer, sports star and Cafe Society swell worth knowing. Pearl "Polly" Adler (1900-1962) was a diminutive dynamo whose Manhattan brothels during the Jazz Age became gathering places for the culturati and celebrity elite, high society and underworld figures, alike. As a Jewish immigrant from eastern Europe, her life is a classic American story of success and…

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Nazis of Copley Square: The Forgotten Story of the Christian Front

January 20 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Co-sponsored by the State Library of Massachusetts and the Boston Public Library Local History series Presented by: Charles Gallagher Charles Gallagher discusses his gripping new book, Nazis of Copley Square, which provides a crucial missing chapter in the history of the American far right and tells a grim tale of faith perverted to violent ends, and a warning for those who hope to curb the spread of far-right ideologies today. Gallagher, who used the Jewish Heritage Center's archives in his research, chronicles the…

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