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Mediaş Jewish Community Photograph Collection

Identifier: AR 25402 / MF 1041

Scope and Contents

The collection contains more than 60 black and white photographs found in the synagogue of Mediaş (Mediasch, Medgyes), Romania. The photographs were found in the process of an on-going clean-up and restoration project and for the most part are unidentified. They consist of group family portraits, individual portraits, babies, and children. Some of the photographs originate from Mediaş and other nearby Transylvanian towns, while others were printed by foreign printing shops and presumably sent to relatives living in Mediaş. If you can identify an individual in a photograph, please contact the Leo Baeck Institute with the information.


  • Creation: 1900-1970
  • Creation: Majority of material found within early 1900s

Language of Materials

The collection is in German and Hungarian.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection has been digitized. Please follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection has been microfilmed (MF 1041).

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011



0.5 Linear Feet


Collection of photographs found in the Mediaş (Transylvania, Romania) synagogue


The collection is composed of one series divided into eight folders.


Collection is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MF 1041).

Related Material

The complete archives of the Mediaş Jewish community are housed in Mediaş, Romania and may be accessed by contacting their steward, the Mihai Eminescu Trust.


Guide to the Mediaş Jewish Community Photograph Collection 1900 – 1970 (bulk early 1900s)   AR 25402 / MF 1041
Processed by Julie Dawson
© 2010
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States