Amassed by a survivor of the Holocaust, they were offered in 35 lots at the Accle rooms on March 24. With almost every lot going well above estimate, it totalled more than £21,000.
The scenes depicted ranged from 19th century market traders in London’s Petticoat Lane to important synagogues and rabbis from around the world. But they also included darker aspects such as ghetto life and Russian and Eastern European pogroms.
Some of the better sellers – going to private bidders with a historical interest – showed anti-Semitic propaganda from Nazi Germany. A memory of French anti-Semitic injustice finally corrected was a selection of 49 cards relating to the Dreyfus Affair, one illustrated above, which was estimated at £300-400 and sold at £540.