Friday, June 3, 2011

New archive will document life in Old City from 1917-48

From the Jerusalem Post by By Melanie Lidman
If walls could talk, the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem would tell a million stories.
In an effort to capture the stories that took place within the Old City from 1917 to 1948 – a unique period, often overlooked by the drama of the War of Independence – a new initiative called the Moskowitz Jerusalem Archive was launched on Thursday in the Old City.
Funded by American millionaires Irving and Cherna Moskowitz (whom also finance a variety of controversial Jewish-building projects in predominantly Arab neighborhoods), the project aims to gather the testimony of at least 50 people from across the spectrum of communities.
Those interviewed will be videotaped walking around the Old City, and explaining what the neighborhood was like growing up.
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