Thomas Bretter

Thomas Bretter
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Title: Thomas Bretter

Caption: "Thomas Bretter, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs.Bela Bretter, 160 Ross St., Brooklyn, lights the first candle of the Menorah to begin his first Chanukah in this country. The Bretter family arrived in the United States earlyl this year and have been helped to integrate themselves in the American way of life by the New York Association for New Americans, a constituent agency of the United Jewish Appeal. Chanukah, of the Festival of lights, celebrates the rededication of the Temple by the victorious Maccabees (167 B.C.E.) in their struggle against the Syrian King Antiochus who had attempted to suppress Judiasm." The same typed caption is on the versos of both images. This image is not dated.

Date: [1954]
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
More Details: Title from typed captions on verso.
Collection: Holidays
Subject: Fasts and feasts
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library
ID: HOLI 0065