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Israel, 1927-1949 or thereafter

Identifier: Series 2

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Jews and World War II The first series in this collection contains black and white photographs, originally published in a variety of period newspapers, especially The Mirror, describing events related to, and from World War II and the Jewish Holocaust. Included are portraits of Jewish men and boys; images of Jewish life, holidays, and anti-Nazi protests, primarily in New York; images of Jewish life in Europe under the Nazis; images of Jewish children rescued through the German Underground and Vaad Hahatzala; documentation of Nazi atrocities, primarily from 1945; and photographs from the 1933 Synagogue Congregation Ansher Obertyn vandalism case.

Israel  The second series also contains black and white newspaper photographs, as well as one hand-colored image. Included are a few images of Jewish refugees, but primarily the series consists of images of pre-state Israel; documentation of fighting and the foundation of the Israeli state from 1948; and images of Jews in Palestine.


  • 1924 - 1959
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1945 - 1948
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/07/2002

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.


From the Collection: 2.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Library Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US