POSTCARDS FROM HOME
the years that preceded the end of World War II, the
photograph served a very important function, not only for families who were living in Europe at the time, but also for
those who decided to emigrate and start new lives in the
United States and elsewhere in the world. Many families went
to large towns or big cities so that they could take one last
photograph together before one of them emigrated. The families that
had cameras, of course, could take their own photographs, and
they often sent these photographs to their
relatives living abroad by postal mail, accompanied by a
letter, or a few words of affection written in Yiddish on the
back. These photographs would often create
one last visual memory that would remind the recipient,
for the rest of their lives, of the years that they had spent
together as a family, as for so many they would never
see each other again.
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aspects of this tragic
period of Jewish Life in Europe
is presented here, in hopes of contributing in some
to educate and to remind
everyone that such an immense
must never happen again.
part of the Museum provides information
about how our families managed to come to
America, and hopefully, it will paint a
picture of the troubles and travail that our
ancestors had to deal with in order to
become denizens, if not citizens, of the
United States. More >>
relating to Jewish
family life will be discussed.
hope is that a proper portrait of the Jewish
both young and old, can be drawn, from the early days of
immigration to the present. More
An earnest attempt has been made to make
available information that may benefit those who have an
interested in learning more about modern Jewish history
and their own family history in all its many facets.
holds a number of collections that are related in some
way to the history of the Yiddish theatre. The
collection consists of items such as photographs,
theatre programs, sheet music, audio recordings. etc.
A special wing of this virtual museum
has been built that is dedicated to the
people of Brooklyn, New York (Kings
Here you will find a series of exhibits
about its neighborhoods, its people,
which will take you back in time to the
Brooklyn of years ago, so that you may
imagine the way life used to be here.
Want to see and read about those who
once made Brooklyn their home?
Would you like to see and read about the
various places and institutions, e.g.
the movie houses, the Yiddish theatres,
the synagogues and the streets of
Brooklyn. Would you like to learn more
about modern Brooklyn Jewry? If so,
please visit this online exhibition! More