Vanished World

European Jewry before the Second World War was culturally rich and diverse.

 

Adi-hammerman-barmitzvahAn item on display

Barmitzvah Certificate
Berlin, Germany, 1934

In 1934 Adi (Michael) Hammerman celebrated his barmitzvah, the coming-of-age ritual for Jewish males. He escaped Germany in 1938 and came to Australia.

Source: JHC, courtesy of Pauline Rockman and Sandra Jedwab