The traveling exhibition Remembering Luboml: Images of a Jewish Community provided an antidote to the folklore and images many people immediately associate with pre-War Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Before becoming the Executive Director of the Luboml Exhibition Project in 1998, I often wondered how accurate images from "Fiddler on the Roof" were. Did people really dress and live that way?
Two thousand images and artifacts later, images of Tevye have been replaced for the most part by people dressed in sophisticated clothing from Warsaw, Zionist organizations and King Lear in Yiddish.
Aaron Ziegelman, New York businessman born in Luboml, founded the Luboml Exhibition Project to honor the thousands of Lubomlers killed in the Holocaust. Founding Director Fred Wasserman assembled the archive and exhibition and I subsequently placed the exhibition in fifty venues in the US, Canada, England and Poland. In 2002, the Luboml Archive became part of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center's collection as the first photo-archive of its type to be acquired.
Visit www.luboml.com to learn more about the Luboml archive and host museums.