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Collection Photo, Print, Drawing The Jewish community of Romania

About this Item


  • The Jewish community of Romania


  • Includes portraits of adults and children engaged in a variety of activities; rabbis; elderly people in nursing homes and hospitals; kosher butchers; interior and exterior views of synagogues; cemeteries, including those of Nazi death camp and pogrom victims; monuments and memorials relating to World War II; community centers; Hebrew schools; prayers in synagogues; children's choirs; Hannukah celebrations; and women employed in various jobs. The photographs were taken in Romanian cities of Bucharest, Botoșani, Suceava, Cîmpulung Moldovenesc, Cluj-Napoca, Tîrgu-Mureș, Oradea, Hîrlău, Iași, and Brașov, among others.


  • Serotta, Edward, photographer

Created / Published

  • 1985-1987.


  • -  United Jewish Appeal--1980-1990
  • -  American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee--1980-1990
  • -  Federația Comunităților Evreiești din România--1980-1990
  • -  Jews--Health & welfare--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Jews--Spiritual life--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Jews--Children--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Hanukkah--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Monuments--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Older people--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Rabbis--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Synagogues--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Charitable organizations--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Nursing homes--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Cemeteries--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Monuments & memorials--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Religious education--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Choirs (Music)--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Community centers--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Women--Employment--Romania--1980-1990
  • -  Children--Romania--1980-1990


  • Gelatin silver prints--1980-1990.
  • Group portraits--1980-1990.
  • Portrait photographs--1980-1990.


  • Gelatin silver prints--1980-1990
  • Portrait photographs--1980-1990
  • Group portraits--1980-1990


  • -  Edward Serotta traveled to Romania during 1985-1987 to document how Jewish communities utilized $4.5 million in annual aid from the United Jewish Appeal and the Jewish Federation of America. Funds were distributed by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committees through the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania.
  • -  LOT title derived from information in P&P accessions file.
  • -  Each print hand signed on verso by photographer.
  • -  Each photograph captioned by photographer.
  • -  Photographs copyrighted 1988 by Serotta.
  • -  Gift; Edward Serotta; 1988; (DLC/PP-1988:141).


  • 108 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 13315 (H) [P&P]


  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 99472569

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Chicago citation style:

Serotta, Edward, photographer. The Jewish community of Romania. Romania, 1985. to 1987. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Serotta, E., photographer. (1985) The Jewish community of Romania. Romania, 1985. to 1987. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Serotta, Edward, photographer. The Jewish community of Romania. to 1987. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.