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Where are the Confederate Jewish monuments?

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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 7:52 am

The Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was ostensibly about protecting the Robert E. Lee statue. It included demonstrators chanting, “Jews will not replace us” and the Nazi slogan “blood and soil.”

Ironically, Jews were prominent in the Confederacy, serving as foot soldiers and officers and in the Cabinet of the Confederate States of America. Judah Benjamin, a former U.S. senator from Louisiana, served as the Confederate’s attorney general, secretary of war and secretary of state. According to Varina Davis, wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, her husband considered Benjamin his “right hand.”

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