Greetings from Europe

The following galleries depict images of European Jewish life, including street scenes and synagogues, as well as sites of Jewish pain—from cemeteries to the postwar ruins of Jewish institutions. As such, they trace these communities’ historical developments and their resilience across centuries. The postcards further highlight the linguistic variety of European Jewish life. While looking through these images, take note of the different languages used by postcard senders and postcard publishers, alike.