Anna Averbach in 1938 with her two daughters.
Mrs. Averbach, grandmother ofJeanette Abeles,
was liberated from a German concentration
Jewish life and
Temple Beth Jacob in
Hancock was founded in
1912 and has served the
Upper Peninsula's Jewish
turmoil in the
1930s-40s is focus
of MSU exhibits.
Special to the Jewish News
the Detroit Leland
from right, in Na Wolyn,
Poland, in 1939. Professor Kenneth
WIltzer's family worked to get her out of Poland,
but were unsuccessful.
o you. have any ritual objects, family photos, correspon-
dente, religious magazines or other Jewish memorabilia
from the 1930s or 1940s?
If so, the Michigan State University (MSU) Museum
would like to hear from you.
The museum and members of the school's Jewish Studies
Program are preparing a state-focused exhibit to go along with a
touring display designed by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
in Washington, D.C., that is to be shown in East Lansing
Nov. 17, 2002-June 15, 2003.
"Assignment Rescue: The Story of Varian Fry and the
Emergency Rescue Committee" showcases, in text and
photoS, how Fry and his associates found ways to help
Jewish intellectuals escape the Nazis in France.
The companion exhibit, "Uneasy Years: Michigan Jews
During the Depression and World War II," will explore
how area Jews lived then and how they reacted to the diffi-
The end of July is the deadline to submit items that will
,,, either be on individual display or shown as part of a lifesized
model home filled with traditional Jewish keepsakes. There also
so will be a celebrity section calling attention to many people, such