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Alyssa Carver

Out of the ArchivesWhen Facebook Was an Actual Bookby Alyssa Carver, Project Archivist, Center for Jewish History This pretty bouquet comes from a circa 1828 Poesiealbum in the Pinkus-Peters Family Collection (AR 25520) held by the LBI Archives. Once belonging to Ernestine Fränkel of Neustadt (now Prudnik, Poland), the small, handmade volume contains personal greetings, drawings, embroidery, paper-cut art, handwritten poems and other mementos. The…

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Out of the Archives: From the Department of Lost Irony

by Alyssa Carver, Project Archivist, Center for Jewish History The Leo Baeck Institute’s newly processed Florence Mendheim Collection of Anti-Semitic Propaganda (AR 25441) contains a variety of American-made, pro-Nazi material from the 1930s, and even among such unpleasant company this publication stands out. On the cover of each issue of the National American Bulletin stands this figure: a muscular, loincloth-clad Native American performing the…

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