Another Side of the Auschwitz Nazis

“Everyone has this idea of Auschwitz that you can picture when you close your eyes,” began Rebecca Erbelding, museum archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. What most people likely imagine are images from a set of 200 photos called the Lilly Jacob album. The collection, which was discovered immediately after the end of World… Read More

Hebrews on the High Seas Tales of Jewish mapmakers, pirates, privateers and islanders

History and tradition are rife with tales of seafaring Jews, from the story of Jonah and his travails at sea to the tribe of Dan, known for their nautical nature. Members of the tribe have had a significant impact on shaping the modern world as a result of their involvement with maps and shipping. To… Read More

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A group of golfers, probably including Florence Hendler, circa 1930. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find  out who has been identified in past photos, visit  jewishmuseummd.org/tag/once-upon- a-time-2/.

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Participants in the Walk for Israel, 1980. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find  out who has been identified in past photos, visit  jewishmuseummd.org/tag/once-upon- a-time-2/.

BALTIMORE HISTORY PHOTOS

If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, click “Identify people in photo” below each photograph. Or, contact Jobi Zink at 410-732-6400, x26 or jzink@jewishmuseummd.org.

Babe Ruth and the Holocaust

Why would this month’s history column be about a German-Catholic athlete?   Here’s our pitch. It’s a Baltimore baseball story of sorts, but while Jews love baseball, not everyone knows there is a single, but meaningful, Jewish connection to Baltimore’s baseball icon George Herman “Babe” Ruth. The particular incident, described in the following article by… Read More