Eliyana Adler

Alte Zakhn!: Junk peddlars seek out their inventory in Ukraine, 1925.

Old Call for Old Things

A beat-up truck comes trundling down a Jerusalem block to collect used household items. The elderly Palestinian driver cries out in Yiddish, ‘Alte zakhn!’ or ‘Old things.’

In Memorializing a Pogrom, Poles Learn About Themselves

For many Jews, the city of Kielce is remembered as the brutal end of the centuries long encounter between Poles and Jews. It was here, on July 4 1946 that local Poles set upon a group of Holocaust refugees trying to rebuild their shattered lives, killing not just these victims but also any hope that staying in Poland was feasible for Jews after World War II.