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The Bernard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center

"A picture is worth a thousand words" they say. The Bernard H. and Miriam Oster Visual Documentation Center of ANU - Museum of the Jewish People
 then, is worth countless volumes.

Indeed, the Center is one of the richest and most diverse collections of photographs depicting Jewish history, heritage, creativity and communal life, and over 800 rare films and self-produced documentaries about Jewish life worldwide.

Recognized as an international center of Jewish documentation, the Oster center is a valuable resource for scholars, publishers, journalists, the media, institutions and members of the general public who are interested in Jewish culture, history and communal life.

The visual documentation collections cover a vast array of Jewish life, including: communities, synagogues, public institutions, culture, art, holidays, ceremonies, family and home life, lifestyles, trades, professions, key personalities and events.

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