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People of A Thousand Towns Online Photo Catalog

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"Agriculture provides sustenance to the individual and makes the community healthier." Appeal for support for the ORT vocational training organization and its program to develop agriculture among Jews, Berlin, 1920s. Designed by Issachar Ber Rybak. (YIVO Archives)

A new, Internet edition of YIVO's People Of A Thousand Towns, consisting of 17,000 photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is now available at http://yivo1000towns.cjh.org.

Drawn from the large photographic collections of the YIVO Archives, the photos document Jewish life in large Jewish centers as well as many smaller towns and villages from the late nineteenth century to the early 1940s.