The Grunstein-Shamir Collection

The Grunstein-Shamir collection is a highly significant photo-documentation collection of work that was done by photographers who were sent to Poland by Beth Hatefutsoth, and financed by the Grunstein-Shamir Fund for the Documentation of the Jewish Remnant in Poland Today. These photographs constitute a major addition to the archive in two vital fields:

1.     Gravestones and cemeteries in Poland, Documented by Zusia Efron in 1981, 1983 and in 1984 in 600 slides and 4,000 contact prints.
2.    The life of the last Jews living in Galicia – their houses and streets, synagogues, cemeteries and gravestones – recorded in 300 slides taken by Koby Weizner in 1983.