The Hitlers in Our Own Country
How the Nazi persecution of Jews shaped the African-American freedom struggle.
Martin Luther King delivered his celebrated ‘I Have a Dream’ speech on 28 August 1963 at the March on Washington. Less well known is that one of the other speakers that day was Rabbi Joachim Prinz, a political émigré who had fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s. His presence at the march demonstrated political solidarity between African Americans and Jews that had been strengthened by the horrors of the Holocaust.