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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865.
Jews were scattered throughout the Civil War. They were found on
opposing sides on issues as well as on the battlefront. Photo:
National Archives

Jews and the Civil War

By Jim Winnerman, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Jewish family loyalties mirrored what occurred throughout the United States where brother fought against brother. Jews also found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. Out of 150,000 Jews in the U.S....

A room inside Lilo Waxmans dollhouse

Lilo’s ‘hidden treasures’ find a home

By Lois Caplan January 4, 2012

MORE THAN 40 YEARS AGO I wrote a story about Lilo Waxman's charming five-room dollhouse, which had not long before arrived from its hiding place in Germany. These miniature dollhouse rooms were handed down starting with Lilo's great-grandmother in 1852,...

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