The Diaspora: Your Journey
Mum's netball team 088

Hilda Daniel

Pictured is my mother (front row) with her net ball team in Singapore. I believe this was ...

Rosenzweigs and Bergsteins

Al Bergstein

Orphaned in Valkevish Poland, my paternal great grandmother, Rachel Cohen, was shipped to ...

scan0019

Dov Samuel

My parents emigrated from Mumbai, India and settled in Toronto, Canada in 1965. We're Bene ...

elias,harris-headshotretouched

Anne Rosenberg

My 3rd great grandfather Harris Elias (Tzvi Akiva ben Eliyahu) came to NYC from Poland in ...

File22

Pepi Strahl

My parents were both Holocaust survivors who met in Linz, Austria a few days after my dad ...

KNOOP

louis schutz

I asked my mother about what I knew were own frequent nightmares. I knew of them because ...

Jane Axelrod

M father's parents came from Austria and Hungary at the turn of the 20th century. They ...

playing the piano with arthur

Jonathan Meckler

My paternal grandfather's parents were from Stepan and Kyiv. My maternal grandfather's ...

shtetl home

Deanna Glassmann

From Life in the Shtetl to a Family and Business Career in New York.In early 1914 my ...

dad at the rally

Natasha Rabinovich

Both sides of my family came to the United States from Russia as Refuseniks. However, my ...

29298_402147926111_6069990_n

Melissa Hayes

I was not born Jewish, although my father, a church-going Mormon like my mother, would ...

photo

Ellen Lerner

I wish I had more of a story. Neither of my parents spoke much about their parents or ...

Mary Toba Ida Lowenthal

Adina Bernstein

My mother's maternal grandmother, Ida Miller (nee Lowenthal) emigrated from Dobromil, ...

Olympia_Junk

Thomas Bean

The Bean (Bun) family fled the shtetl of Ponamuk, Lithuania at the turn of the last ...

Chai

Daniel Perrone

My great-grandmother, Chai Meidenberg (nee' Weinbraun), pictured here in Ostrow ...

Buzsi, Ida Klein, Izso, Szeren

Betty Gerendasy

My mother, Szeren Frischman from Cigand, Hungary, met and married my father, Izso Klein ...

daddyinamerica-1

Leslie What

Here's a newspaper clipping with my father, not yet off the boat.  He’s the worried ...

schacher004

Samuel Schacher

This picture survived WW II. It shows my father's first family in Czestochowa, Poland in ...

IMG

Harry Schwarz

I, Hersz Szwarz (Harry Schwarz) traveled to Ellis Island aboard the US General Hersey in ...

the whole family spring 2010

Carole Goldsmith

4 generations together in Israel: This is a picture of our family in 2010.My (now ex-) ...

cowen

Robbin Leon Cowen (Cohen)

The story in the family is that my great grandfather, Simon Cohen, came to the US from ...

Anne-Marie Savage Ross

I didn't grow up a Jew. Neither did my mother, or her father, or his father before that, ...

grandparents.jpg 001

Yvonne Beltzer

This is the wedding photo of my paternal grandparents, who got married in Brooklyn after ...

image1-e1395670877651

Sandy Goldberg

Both my parents are Holocaust survivors. My father is from Tarnow, Poland, about 45 miles ...

Adam Tritt

My Grandmothers came from The Ukraine.This is a poem I wrote for my daughter. I am a ...

ron heller

My parent came separately to New York City. My Mom from Hamburg in 1938 and my Dad from ...

Eva Arnott

My father's family had been in Vienna as literate civil servants and professionals since ...

Jan 17 2014, Remy's 1st bday

Deila Mangold

My wonderful gentle, kind father passed away just 10 days ago. He 97 and a German Jew. ...

Marianne, Ellen, Zerlina, Ida

Ellen Mayer-Splain

In 1936, my grandmother (Ellen Wildau, 18), her mother (Ida Wildau, ?), and her maternal ...

bubby

Miriam Silver

I am 85 years old and the first girl in the family to be born in the United States. My ...

Page 1 of 212
© 2014 WNET. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
PBS IS A 501(C)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
THE STORY OF THE JEWS IS A SERIES WRITTEN & PRESENTED BY SIMON SCHAMA BBC, THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC.