16 Photos of the objects of the Eisenstadt Jewish Community
Eisenstadt, cca 1910
black and white photo
Donated by Sándor Wolf (Eisenstadt), 1910
The founders of the Jewish Museum were in close contact with the journal Past and Future. The magazine provided regular photo coverage of some renowned Jewish communities in Hungary. In 1912 they published a long series of articles of the objects used by the Jews of Eisenstad (in Hungarian: Kismarton), Austria, as well as their customs and history. These photos were sent to the journal by Sándor Wolf, a descendent of the wealthiest merchant family in Eisenstad, and a well-known historian. Later he also sent these photos to the Jewish Museum. Being a collector himself Sándor Wolf installed a museum in his own birthplace, the famous Wertheimer House. In 1938, after the Anschlusst, he emigrated to Palestine and much of his collection was scattered.