Exhibit in NYC Looks at 1917, Year That Shook the World


A newly opened New York City exhibit examines three momentous events of 100 years ago that still reverberate throughout the world today.

The exhibit called “1917: How One Year Changed the World” at the American Jewish Historical Society looks at the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, the U.S. entry into World War I and the Balfour Declaration that led eventually to the creation of the state of Israel.

It includes artifacts such as two original drafts of the Balfour Declaration and a copy of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I.

The historical society’s executive director, Rachel Lithgow, says the exhibit shows how Americans still debate the same issues from 100 years ago.


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