In December, the Lowcountry Digital Library uploaded 430 new postcards from the Rosenthall Collection. These postcards come from two portfolios containing postcards of synagogues in countries in Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, and Bulgaria. A great many of these postcards display images of synagogues that have since been destroyed or are no longer used as synagogues.
Below is a sampling of some of the recently uploaded items. For more postcards of Eastern European synagogues, search the Lowcountry Digital Library: William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection – Postcards.
Synagogue (Hradec Králové, Czech Republic)
Synagogue (Hlohovec, Slovakia)
Great Synagogue (Łomża, Poland)
Synagogue (Tiszafüred, Hungary)
Karaite Kenesa (Yevpatoria, Ukraine)
Great Synagogue of Vilna (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Choral Synagogue (Samara, Russia)
Orthodox Synagogue (Oradea, Romania)
[…] South Carolina, has uploaded 430 postcards of central and eastern European synagogues from the Rabbi William A. Rosenthall Collection of Judaica, which is held at the College. Rosenthall was the rabbi at Charleston’s Kahal […]