Welcome the Jewish Women’s Archive into The Commons!

Sara Brody 1945 on left in Germany

Selma Stein Selma Stein bathing suit Norma Bronstein 1945

16th General Hosp Nurses, Jan 1944

The Jewish Women’s Archive joins The Commons on Flickr as our 29th partner!

Based in Brookline, Massachusetts, the Archive is a virtual, not a physical, repository. We’re excited to help them extend their mission of “uncovering, chronicling, and transmitting to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women.”

They enter The Commons with photographs chronicling the lives of American Jewish women during World War II. Many of the images come from the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, which has recently published Remembering the Old Neighborhood: Stories from Hartford’s North End, a compilation of essays and oral histories. The Jewish Women’s Archive has a number of online exhibits and collections, including one on the Jewish community during Hurricane Katrina.

Helga Rome's Passport    Helga Rome in front of family chicken coop

Out for the Day

Not what has happened, but what is recorded makes history. – Rosa Sonneschein, first issue of The American Jewess, online at the Jewish Women’s Archive website