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Jewish Life in Eastern Europe: Photos from the YIVO Archives


Carte de visite portrait of a Jewish woman, Warsaw. View »Postcard portrait of Yiddish writer Isaac Leib Peretz. View »
Siyem ha-Torah (completion of writing a Torah scroll) celebration in a synagogue, Dubrovna, Belorussia. View »Three boys returning with pails of food from a soup kitchen set up after a pogrom, Lwow. View »
Jewish colonists with horses donated by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Kherson, Crimea, USSR. View »Boys in a weaving workshop at a vocational school for yeshiva students, Sighet, Rumania. View »
Students of a Yiddish school that was part of TSYSHO (the Central Yiddish School Organization) performing a play, Swislocz, Poland. View »A saddler's wife in her kitchen, Wolomin, Poland. Photograph by Alter Kacyzne. View »