JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Records/files from "School for the Improved Instruction for Deaf Mutes"? #general
Stephen Cohen wrote:
Recently I found written evidence for a story my half-great-aunt told me back inBetter look for "Institution for ..."
... The Institution for the Improved Instruction of Deaf Mutes (IIDM), created in
the 1860s and housed at 67th Street and Lexington Avenue, was technically
nonsectarian but had been established and run by Jews for some thirty years. As we
will see, however, for many families of and activists for deaf Jewish youth, this
school was not duly Jewish in emphasis....
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NYT Published: August 24, 1870:
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And a murder 11 Feb 1896:
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And the fire of Jan 1911:
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