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#1Lib1Ref

This week, CJH Archivists participated in #1Lib1Ref, a collaborative Wikipedia project encouraging all information professionals around the country to edit one page, add at least one new link or citation, or start a brand new page to further the reach of their archival holdings. Here’s a breakdown of the amazing CJH partner collections that are now immeasurably more accessible thanks to their efforts!: Georg…

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The far-reaching impact of World War II resulted in massive destruction, decimation, deprivation, and the unparalleled displacement of people across and far beyond the European continent. In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, After the War uses photographs, artifacts, and archival material to document and provide insights into the end of the war and post-war disorder and revitalization in…

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Take a minute to access one of the thousands of digitized Holocaust artifacts including over 300 oral histories and over 200 memoirs. Access.cjh.org  A few selections:American Jewish Historical Society’s Photograph: Markers for graves of 80 victims found dead of Nazi brutality in the concentration camp at Ludwigslust http://access.cjh.org/210628 Leo Baeck Institute’s National Socialism Collection http://access.cjh.org/355965 Yeshiva University Museum’s Poster:…

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Using the Archives to Reflect on Your Hanukkah Experience

by David P. Rosenberg, Senior Reference Librarian – Collections, Center for Jewish History  Hanukkah Lamp. Galicia or Ukraine, ca. 1800. Silver: cast, filigree, engraved. The Max Stern Collection, Yeshiva University Museum. This lamp is of the Ba’al Shem Tov type, named after the founder of Hasidism, who, tradition tells us, owned a Hanukkah lamp of this type. This made it very popular in the…

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