Monday, November 26, 2012

Time Life Never Before Published Photos From Ellis Island in 1950 and Inside Nazi Occupied Poland 1939-1940

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Most of us concentrate on the immigrants that arrived at Ellis Island in its earlier years and forget that it while it opened in 1892 it was receiving immigrants until November 1954.  Time-Life  recently posted 30 photographs never previously  published by famous  Life photographer Alfred Eisenstadt who visited Ellis Island in the fall of 1950.  Nearly one-third of all Americans can trace their ancestry to one of the 12 million people  who arrived in the US at  Ellis Island at New York Bay.
  
Some of the pictures in this gallery appeared in the November 13, 1950 issue of LIFE 
 
To see the gallery go to: http://tinyurl.com/aab74s7
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Time-Life also posted photographs from  Inside Nazi Occupied Poland in 1939-1940-- a German photographer and ardent Nazi named Hugo Jaeger documented the brute machinery of the Reich, including the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. LIFE.com presents a series of photos from Warsaw and from the town of Kutno, 75 miles west of the Polish capital, in 1939 and 1940. In June 1940, all of Kutno’s roughly 8,000 Jews were forced into the ghetto.
 
 
Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images ©
Never published. Twenty-four-year-old Schulim Pewzner, a rabbinical student from Warsaw, Poland, at Ellis Island, 1950
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hugo Jaeger—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images ©
Kutno, Nazi-occupied Poland, 1939.
 
 Read more:  click on: http://tinyurl.com/9e4hz4j
 
Thank you to David Oseas for sharing the information about  the website with us.
 
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
 
 

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