Jewish character of the old city center of Warsaw, Poland. 1930s

Jewish character of the old city center of Warsaw, Poland. 1930s

Typ staromiejskiej dzielnicy (district).

Jewish citizens are shown in a variety of situations, activities and professions. Including a scissors-grinder, a security guard, a basket weaver and a porter.

Note:  Traditional Poland mourning dresses, 19th century.
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