Today in Yiddishkayt… March 5 Yortsayt of Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter Herman Jacob Mankiewicz was born on November 7, 1897 in New York City. He was the eldest son of German-Jewish immigrants Franz (or Frank, once in America), who came to New York from Berlin in 1892, and Johanna Blumenau who had emigrated from Courland (today Latvia). The Polish-seeming family name stems from the city of Poznań, known as Posen while under Prussian rule between 1793–1918. Herman graduated from Columbia University in 1917. After a brief period as managing editor of the American Jewish...Read More
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