May 16, 2022

Resource: Haifa University Library Opens Photo Database Featuring Pre-State Israel

From a JSpace News Post:

Now history buffs and Israel enthusiasts alike will be able to browse hundreds of photos in a joint project from the Bitmuna Lab, the Haifa University Land of Israel Studies Department, and the Haifa University Library.

The photos, largely from personal family collections, take the viewer on a visual adventure from the 19th century onward and document the land that was to become Israel.

Viewers can check out photos that ranges from a Ben Gurion family collection, to the Yemeni immigration, pre-1948 Kotel, and a gallery of sketches of life during the Holocaust by a survivor from then Czechoslovakia. Keeping with the photo album feel, there is also a collection of postcards, mostly from the beginning of the 20th century, sent to an Israeli couple from different places in Israel and the world.

“This database of photos of the land of Israel is a rich repository of visual materials documenting the history of the land,” Ora Zehavi, head of the library’s media department, told Israel Hayom.

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