Pre–World War II European Jewish Life Photo Project
STUDENT WORK SAMPLES
Locale: Loudonville, Ohio
Locale: Druskieniki, Poland (now Lithuania)
USHMM, courtesy of Barbara Berkowicz Soloway
CRYSTAL ENGLAND, JUNIOR
One of the photos that really reminded me of my family is the one with what seems to be a happy couple who look like they're taking a break from working in their garden to pose for a picture; they are also holding one another, showing how much in love they are.
This photo relates to me because it reminds me of my own grandparents, who loved each other very much. My grandfather had a garden of his own, and my entire family would work in it with him in the summer. Even after my grandfather passed away, we still grew his garden every year. This picture reminds me of the times that I spent with my grandfather working in his garden, and the great times we shared.
In comparing my life to that of the Jews before the war, both are "normal." Jews had the opportunity to live a very content and satisfied life, as proven to me through the smiling faces-the Jewish photos reminded me of my family and our content lives.