The May Family

The May Family — December 2016

Jacob May of Laconia, NH, who had come to this country from Germany in 1879, went on to found a hosiery mill in Nashville, Tennessee. During World War II, he was instrumental in bringing 200 Jews out of Germany ahead of the Nazis. May and his family are the subject of a program in the “American Family” series on Public TV. Go to for more information.

Broadcast dates, coast to coast, are listed as Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9:30 p.m. and  1:30 a.m. (Eastern Time Zone) and Dec. 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone). A short excerpt from the film is available for viewing at the website given above. (A Google search for “Jacob May” will bring up several contemporary newspaper articles about him and his family, primarily from the Daily Tennessean in Nashville.)

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