Abra Cohen Lectures on If Objects Could Talk

Abra Cohen, an archivist at the JDC Archives, lectured on the JDC Archives Artifacts and Ephemera Collection, which contains close to 1,000 works ranging from posters and illuminated records to precious artwork and gifts from Jewish communities around the world. Given the visual and dynamic nature of these objects, the collection helps to enrich and complement the JDC Archives’ photograph and text holdings.

In this lecture, Abra Cohen analyzed a selection of objects from the collection, which shed light on the impact of JDC assistance and the experience of JDC aid recipients over the past century.