Bulletin Back Then 100 years ago

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75 years ago

Aug. 12, 1921

Recent arrivals from Russia say Jews in the Volga region need immediate assistance because a famine, coupled with anti-Semitism, is threatening to wipe them out.

50 years ago

Aug. 9, 1946

In response to the defacement of San Francisco Congregations Beth Sholom and Sherith Israel, the FBI joins California state law agencies in the investigation of Ku Klux Klan activities in the Bay Area.

25 years ago

Aug. 13, 1971

Sen. Edward Kennedy promises Jewish Defense League leader Rabbi Meir Kahane he will sleek clemency for five Jews facing trial in the Soviet Union for alleged possession of Hebrew books.

10 years ago

Aug. 15, 1986

Poet Thomas Simmons holds a candlelight vigil in San Francisco to memorialize the execution of Soviet Jewish poets during the reign of Stalin on Aug. 12, 1952.