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[Children wrestling outside a Jewish soup kitchen, Berlin]

Object Name
028
Datemid- to late 1930s (printed 2012)
Label Text

Unlike soup kitchens for the poor, Mittelstand Küchen served the German Jewish middle-class, providing tablecloths, silverware, and entertainment in addition to nourishment. As a result of mounting antisemitism and wide-reaching Nazi racial policies, many middle-class German Jews became impoverished in the 1930s. By retaining aspects of middle-class life, Mittelstand Küchen helped them maintain their pride while benefiting from community assistance.

Medium
Inkjet print
Dimensions
Image: 9 x 13 1/2 in. (22.9 x 34.3 cm)
Location
place taken Berlin, Germany
Credit Line
Roman Vishniac Archive
Accession Number2012.79.20
Copyright
© Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

For all uses of photographs by Roman Vishniac contact ICP at: vishniac_archive@icp.org.