January 17, 2022

"JTA Jewish News Archive Launches Online Archive With a Quarter-Million Articles"

From the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Web Site:

JTA has launched a digital archive containing 250,000 articles dating from 1923.

The JTA Jewish News Archive, which is searchable and free for the public to use, was launched officially Tuesday evening with a celebration at the Center for Jewish History in New York.

Highlights of the archive include extensive reporting from Europe in the 1930s and 1940s — including perhaps the first article on what has become known as the Babi Yar massacre — JTA’s reportage on the founding of the State of Israel, close and sustained coverage of the Soviet Jewry movement, and decades of articles chronicling the changing roles and responsibilities of Jewish women.

Direct to the JTA Digital Archive
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From the Documentation:

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