"Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles"

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"Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles"
Photograph: Courtesy the Library of Congress
Jewish refugee children arriving in America, 1939. From the exhibit "Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles" at Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The poetry of Emma Lazarus resides permanently at the base of the Statue of Liberty (yes, the “Give me your tired, your poor” part). On the 125th anniversary of that icon’s dedication, look at Lazarus’s life as a Jewish writer in 19th-century America.


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