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No Jews Need Apply
Former Wall Street Journal reporter Laurel Leff, now a professor at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, has uncovered the shameful and forgotten history of how journalism schools, newspaper associations, and newspapers largely shunned German Jews seeking refuge from Nazi persecution.

By Mark Fitzgerald / Editor & Publisher’s editor-at-large.

CHICAGO (February 06, 2006) — As Adolf Hitler accelerated his persecution of Jews in the late 1930s, many professions in the United States worked feverishly to save the lives of their German Jewish counterparts by securing them visas to continue their work safe in America. On the other hand, journalism schools, newspaper associations, and newspapers apparently shunned the refugees.

This shameful and forgotten history is being told for the first time six decades later by former Wall Street Journal reporter Laurel Leff, a professor at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

While researching the papers of Charles Friedrich, a famed Harvard University government professor, Leff discovered letters … read the rest here