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An Unlikely Journalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, Part 3: ACTIVISM

By Lauren Gilbert (co-curator) Senior Manager for Public Services, Center for Jewish History An Unlikely Journalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, Part 3: ACTIVISM This is a series of blog posts about the upcoming exhibition An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, a joint project of The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and Center for Jewish History. For an overview of the exhibition and its origins, read this…

An Unlikely Journalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, Part 2:
A NEIGHBORHOOD IN TRANSITION

By Lauren Gilbert (co-curator) Senior Manager for Public Services, Center for Jewish History An Unlikely Journalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, Part 2 A NEIGHBORHOOD IN TRANSITION This is a series of blog posts about the upcoming exhibition An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, a joint project of The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and Center for Jewish History. For an overview of…

UPCOMING EXHIBITION | An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown

By Lauren Gilbert (co-curator) Senior Manager for Public Services, Center for Jewish History UPCOMING EXHIBITION | An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown Emile Bocian (1912-1990), son of Eastern-European Jewish immigrants, was perhaps the only non-Asian resident of Chinatown’s iconic Confucius Plaza apartment complex at the intersection of Bowery, Doyers Street, and Division Street in the 1970s and 80s. Through a series of chance encounters,…

Yiddish Wall Newspapers

Yiddish Wall Newspapers “Wall newspapers”—large, hand-lettered or typed newsletters posted in a shared communal space—have their roots in Soviet propaganda. Among the rich historical resources available through the Center for Jewish History’s digital collections are wall newspapers that form a portion of YIVO’s Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Poster Collection, RG 294.6. Created in the aftermath of World War II, these fragile documents provide…

Out of the Box: Four Unique Passover Items

Out of the Box: Four Unique Passover Items At the Center for Jewish History, there are tens of thousands of boxes in our partners’ archival and museum collections. Our series, Out of the Box, showcases some of the remarkable treasures and stories tucked away inside. In collaboration with Yeshiva University Museum, we had intended this March to highlight just a few of the over 230 Passover items, which span over 200 years,…

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