Visiting Exhibit

Lost Synagogues of Europe

On view in the Yiddish Book Center’s Brechner Gallery now through March 2019, Lost Synagogues of Europe is a collection of early twentieth-century postcards on Jewish themes, many of them depicting synagogues in Eastern Europe that were destroyed during World War II. The postcards come from the collection of Frantisek Banyai, a Prague-based entrepreneur and son of Holocaust survivors who began amassing the collection 40 years ago and continues his search today. 

 

The postcards’ scenes of buildings and worshippers have an overall effect, said a writer in The Times of Israel, that “is fascinating and devastating.”