A group of Jewish children, prewar, Lublin, Poland. Between the two world wars, Jews constituted Poland’s second-largest minority group. While many Polish Jews still lived a traditional life in rural towns, many moved to cities, where many quickly acculturated to modern life.
Floyd Burroughs and his family were among those that photographer Walker Evans and writer James Agee visited while creating a feature for Fortune magazine on tenant farmers in the South during the Great Depression. Burroughs' family grew cotton, seventeen miles north of Greensbsoro, Alabama.
A volleyball team in Szczuczyn, Poland. In the interwar years, it was not uncommon for Jewish children to participate in school or community recreational activities with non-Jewish children. Despite the lurking danger of antisemitism, Jews often had close relationships with Christians, which led many to believe that Jewish integration was possible and might even be welcomed.