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Help us recognize people in these Hannukah photos


On the occasion of Hanukkah Holiday, Beit Hatfutsot seeks your assistance in recognizing people in the following photos taken in various Hannukah celebrations by Leni and Herbert Sonnenfeld.


The Sonnenfeld collection, donated in 2005 to Beit Hatfutsot, is a very important and unique photo-documentation of major Jewish events and various aspects of Jewish life around the world in the 20th century.


Leni and Herbert Sonnenfeld, American-Jewish photographers, born in Germany, began photographing in Germany in the 1930s and during 60 years, took photographs in various places, including the USA, Iran and Morocco. They visited Palestine between 1933-1948 and following the establishment of the state of Israel, documented various aspects of life in the new born state. The Sonnenfeld collection is one of the most important collections in the world and consists of over 250,000 negatives, prints, slides and transparencies.


If you are able to recognize people in the following photos, please contact Ms. Rachel Schnold.


 United States, 1950's.  Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, the Visual

Documentation Center, the Sonnenfeld Collection


Mea She'arim, Jerusalem, 1950's.  Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld


 Care Home in Acre, Israel, 1960's. Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld


 New York, 1950's. Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld


 Israel, 1970's. Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld


 New York, 1951. Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld


Kindergarten in Vienna, Austria,  1977. Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld