JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Board of Governors and mixed race children? #general


David Laskin
 

I recently wrote an article about the IAJGS conference in the Jewish
Daily Forward, and one reader wrote in to comment that I had neglected
to discuss the plight of children born to Jewish mothers and
African-American fathers. The reader said that the Jewish Board of
Guardians, which involved itself in these cases, "was particularly
inhumane to minor Jewish mothers who wished to keep their mixed race
children."

I would like to pursue this topic, perhaps in an article, and find out
more about the Jewish Board of Guardians. I would appreciate hearing
from anyone with knowledge of this. Thanks.
David Laskin, Seattle, WA

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