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Ethiopian Jews rescued by American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) | by Center for Jewish History, NYC
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Ethiopian Jews rescued by American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ)

Photographer: unknown

Date: 1983

Medium: Color photograph

Repository: American Jewish Historical Society

Parent Collection: Howard Lenhoff Papers, 1947-2007 (P-902)

Call Number: aa-p902-b50-f03-001

Persistent URL:

About the Collection: The Howard Lenhoff Papers were generated and accumulated by Howard Lenhoff starting with his involvement with the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) in 1974 and running up until his final preparations for his book, Black Jews, Jews and Other Heroes: How Grassroots Activism Led to the Rescue of the Ethiopian Jews (2007). In addition to chronicling Lenhoff's participation in the association, the collection documents AAEJ's relationships with other activists and organizations; Israeli government officials' responses to AAEJ pressure; requests for help and stories of trauma from the Ethiopian Jews; AAEJ's extensive publicity efforts; and American Jewish press coverage of the struggles of Ethiopian Jewry. The materials include correspondence, clippings, notes, drafts, photographs, audiocassettes and posters.


Selected material from the collection has been digitized and is available through the finding aid for the collection. The finding aid for the collection can be found here.


Rights Information: No known copyright restrictions; may be subject to third party rights. For more copyright information, click here.


This material may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only. Any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please contact AJHS at for further information.


Digital images created by the Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory at the Center for Jewish History.


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