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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:

https://immigrationusa.yivo.org/exhibits/show/immigrationstories/1870s1920s

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee