Books and Ephemera

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.

This photograph depicts some of the 120,000 Iraqi Jews airlifted to Israel in the early 1950s during Operation Ezra & Nehemiah

A "cigarette book” containing propaganda photographs.

The work of the Polish-born photographer Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) documented the Jewish settlement of Mandatory Palestine in the 1920s and 1930s

Reproduced black and white photograph. Two men standing on a wooden structure that they are building.Printed in Austria. 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.