Vanished World

European Jewry before the Second World War was culturally rich and diverse.

 

Adi-hammerman-barmitzvahAn item on display

Barmitzvah Certificate
Berlin, Germany, 1934

In 1934 Adi (Michael) Hammerman celebrated his barmitzvah, the coming-of-age ritual for Jewish males. He escaped Germany in 1938 and came to Australia.

Source: MHM, courtesy of Pauline Rockman and Sandra Jedwab

Source: MHM, courtesy of Fryda Edelman
Yiddish writer Avraham Sutzkever, pictured with friends in Vilna in 1934.

European Jewry before the Second World War was culturally rich and diverse.

An item on display

Barmitzvah Certificate
Berlin, Germany, 1934

In 1934 Adi (Michael) Hammerman celebrated his barmitzvah, the coming-of-age ritual for Jewish males. He escaped Germany in 1938 and came to Australia.

Source: MHM, courtesy of Pauline Rockman and Sandra Jedwab