Amherst, Massachusetts I October 22 - March 24, 2018
The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards: From Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side is an exhibition of early twentieth-century postcards drawn from the collections of the Blavatnik Archive. From 1880 to 1924, one third of the Jewish population of Eastern Europe left for the United States. Despite their new home, echoes of the old country remained — in the cries of the marketplace, the plaintive tunes of the synagogue, and the shared Yiddish language. These original postcards provide an intimate glimpse of that world and offer important historical perspective on the Jewish immigrant experience in America.