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NYC. Arriving at Ellis Island

Sami woman from Finland at Ellis Island 1906

Dutch women at Ellis Island, 1906

Guadeloupean woman at Ellis Island 1906

Ellis Island, early 1900's. Ruthenian woman.

Known as the Tower of Faces this three-story tower displays photographs from the Yaffa Eliach Shtetl Collection. Taken between 1890 and 1941 in Eishishok, a small town in what is now Lithuania, they describe a vibrant Jewish community that existed for 900 years. In 1941, an SS mobile killing squad entered the village and within two days massacred the entire Jewish population.

Immigrants arriving with baggage on Ellis Island, circa 1898.

Immigrants aboard a ship heading for the Port of New York, circa 1892.

A group of Missionaries pose outside the Main Building of Ellis Island, May 1908.

Ellis Island’s Forgotten Hospital