Robert M. Morgenthau, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., and Henry
Morgenthau, Sr. — three men who courageously spoke out against injustice when no one else would — represent more than a century
of one family’s dedication to public service. Henry Morgenthau,
Sr. became Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire at the outbreak
of World War I, while Henry Morgenthau, Jr. served as Secretary
of the Treasury during the Great Depression and World War II.
As the longest-serving district attorney in New York City,
Robert M. Morgenthau effected far-reaching change in the legal
system, and inspired new generations of professionals and public
The exhibition explores the fascinating ways in which three
generations of a family raised awareness of tragedy around the world, and in doing so changed the course of world events, American politics, and Jewish history.
Film trailer courtesy of Dog Green Productions.