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AN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CENTER
PRESENTATION




The
Remarkable
Zalmen Zylbercweig
and his Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre

Please visit the Museum's new , online Museum of the Yiddish Theatre .
       Permanent Exhibitions
 
 

  Postcards From Home
permanent exhibition
       
    Eastern European Jewry
permanent exhibition
       
    From the Pale to the Golden Land:
How Our Families Came to America

permanent exhibition
       
    Living in America: The Jewish Experience
permanent exhibition
       
   

The Yiddish World
permanent exhibition

       
   

The Holocaust
permanent exhibition

       
    World Holocaust Memorials
permanent exhibition
       

 

     Education and Research

       
 

The Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre
Yiddish World
     
  The Cemetery Project
     
  Map Room of Eastern Europe
     
  The Synagogues of New York City
     
  Genealogy and Family History
Records
 
   

   

 
Shabbat and the Jewish Holidays

   


Chanukah lamp (Menorah), Germany, cir 1870

   


Read about Shabbat and the Jewish Holidays
and How Our Families Experienced These Days

During the First Half of the Twentieth Century
Both in the United States and Pre-War Europe.

   

 

Where Once There Were Jews:
Łapy, Poland

   



   


The Landjuden of Euskirchen
The Sibilla Schneider Photographic Collection

 

 


 

Did you know that the Museum of Family History is proudly a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations?
 

 

The Museum's Blog

Announcements
 

 

Multimedia

 

  Audio Index
  Video Index
 
Lectures

  Film Series

Family History Theatre
 

  Walk in My Shoes
 
 
The Yiddish World
 
 
The Screening Room
 
 
Great Artist Series: Al Jolson
  
Family Life During the Great Depression

 

 

Visit

 

Floor Plans

 Main Floor

  Second Floor

  Upper Floor
 
Music Pavilion

 

Dining Facilities

  
Gut Essen Delicatessen

   My Family Restaurant
   The People's Cafe (to come)

 

Yiddish Vinkl Bookstore

   Books

  
Poetry Corner

 
Education and Research
 
Newspaper Archive
 
Help Us Grow
 

Did you know that the Museum makes available to visitors more than one hundred newspaper articles from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ? To see what is available, simply click on the Newspaper Archive link above.


Castle Garden
and Ellis Island:
Ports of Immigration

Ellis Island, cir 1902-13

Learn about the early history of
Castle Garden and Ellis Island.


 

Rites of Passage

Chevra Kadisha carriage, Balassagyarmat, Hungary


 

Lost Treasures:
Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe


 

Paint What You Remember:
The Memories of Mayer Kirshenblatt

 

The Museum is pleased to present more than forty short video and vignettes created by Bialystok native Tomek Wisniewski. To see the listing of these films and the links to each of them, please click here.



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