“Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust. July 15, 2021 – September 5, 2022.”

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust sheds light on a lesser-known moment in Holocaust history: European Jews who had been shut out of country after country while trying to escape Nazi persecution found a beacon of hope in an unlikely place: Shanghai, China.

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“Little Vienna in Shanghai at the Jewish Museum in Vienna, Austria October 21, 2020 extended through June 27, 2021”

In 1946, Arthur Rothstein documented “stateless refugees” living in desperate circumstances in the Hongkew Ghetto while on assignment for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.

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“Assignment: New Jersey, October 1938: Zoom Illustrated Lecture”

Saturday, Feb. 20th at 2:pm Eastern Time Zone

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“Assignment Key West 1938: Arthur Rothstein Photographs”

Arthur Rothstein traveled to the Florida Keys in 1938 to document the effects of the Great Depression. His remarkable photographs of spongers, cigar makers, barbers, fishermen, residents and architecture demonstrated the frailty and the resilience of the communities along the island chain. The Key West Art & History Society presented Rothstein’s assignment at its historic Custom House Museum in 2015. It is now online.

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“A Lens on FDR’s New Deal: Photographs by Arthur Rothstein”

This online version of A Lens on FDR’s New Deal: Photographs by Arthur Rothstein is based on our current photography exhibition that’s at Roosevelt House in New York City, but closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 national emergency.

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Educating New Generations With Masterworks Of 20th Century Documentary Photography

Arthur Rothstein is known as one of America’s premier photojournalists of the twentieth century. During a 50-year career, he created an indelible visual record of life in the United States, and opened windows to the world for the American people during the golden era of magazine photography.

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Arthur Rothstein

Arthur Rothstein is known as one of America’s premier photojournalists of the twentieth century. During a 50-year career, he created an indelible visual record of life in the United States, and opened windows to the world for the American people during the golden era of magazine photography.

Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985) grew up in New York City. As a student at Columbia University he founded the University Camera Club. He earned extra money by making photocopies for economic professor, Roy Stryker, who was hired by the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to help implement FDR’s New Deal initiatives.

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