YIVO Jewish Immigration to America Online Exhibit #announcements #photographs

Jan Meisels Allen





YIVO has extensive immigration collections: rich sources of information about the experiences of some of the over 2.5 million Jews from Eastern Europe who immigrated to America from 1881-1924, Jewish refugees who sought refuge from Hitler in the 1930s-40s, and later waves of Jewish immigrants.


Every one of those immigrants has a unique story. And every piece of paper, every photograph in YIVO’s immigration and migration collections is a gateway to those stories.

To view these remarkable photographs go to:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee