John L. Loeb, Jr.
Presented by Facing History and Ourselves in partnership with the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, the Give Bigotry No Sanction project, is anchored in George Washington’s 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island—a foundational document of religious tole
Bernard Lichtenberg was a Catholic priest who worked with the poor in Berlin in the 1920’s. He recognized the danger of the Nazi movement, which he considered immoral and unchristian. Father Lichtenberg’s battle against the Nazis from his base at St.
George Grosz was a "German American expressionist painter and illustrator. Born in Berlin, he studied art at the Royal Academy, Dresden, the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, and the Academie Colarossi, Paris, and served in the army in World War I (1914-1918)."
Facing History and Ourselves has curated a collection of readings, written by staff members and scholars, that touch on the echoes of the letter exchange between George Washington and the Hebrew congregation of Newport.
The readings in this investigation have been selected to deepen our understanding of ideas presented in chapters 10 through 13 (46:18–1:01:40) of the documentary Reporter (approximately 15 minutes).