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The Spirit of Aleppo. Syrian Jewish Immigrant Life in New York 1890–1939

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(118 words)

Imprint

New York City, USA, 1986. Booklet, 32 pp., illustrations: 43 b&w, 21.4 × 28 cm. English.

Location

Sephardic Archives Department of the Sephardic Community Center (18 May–1 June 1986)

Description

Photographs, objects (largely domestic) and personal memories recalling Syrian Jews’ physical and spiritual journey from Aleppo to New York. Introductory essay by Shalom Staub and Judith Cardozo Tenenbaum. Additional essays, laden with personal recollections, describe life in Aleppo, leaving Syria, the journey to America, working in America, life on the Lower East Side, and the uniqueness of being a Jew from Syria. No itemized listing.

main keywords

ALEPPONEW YORK CITYPHOTOGRAPHSSYRIA

minor keywords

Historical documentsHistorical photographsPortraitsSynagogues, SyriaUnited States

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