Books and Ephemera

Passport of Basia Tchernenko.

In the early 20th century, Warsaw was home to several publishers of Jewish postcards.

Passport (#50) of Sonia Komsky. Cover is black cloth with seal of the state of Mexico stamped in gold. Immigration document (#1609) of Sonia Komsky.

A "cigarette book” containing propaganda photographs.

View of Beersheba from the roadside. Trees at left. In the middle distance construction is in progress. Part of Kitty Groen archive.

This haggadah was the first to include a map of the Holy Land

In 1695 the flourishing Jewish community of Amsterdam sponsored the creation of a lavish illustrated Haggadah by a proselyte scribe, Abraham bar Jacob.

Child identity card issued to Erich Grunebaum (later Eric Greene) by the German government for the purpose of emigrating to France on a children's transport.

In the years leading up to and through World War II efforts were made to rescue Jewish children from Germany and Nazi-occupied countries.

This propagandistic poster displays key aspects of Nazi antisemitism and racial ideology, which asserted the supremacy of the “Aryan race” and the need to purify Germany of Jews.

Plagued by political unrest and economic depression in the post-World War I era, Germany was fertile ground for the rise of extreme right-wing nationalist organizations.