Three generations on the way to synagogue
Postcard of a family, Germany, circa 1913
An example of one of the Museum’s primary documents, this postcard from the YIVO collection shows multi-generational change. While the grandfather is bearded and dressed traditionally, the next generations wear the modern clothes of the time. How might that compare to a contemporary student’s family photos? To whom might a student send such a postcard of their family? Why is this artifact from 1913 Germany important to consider?