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Suited up

German Jews at the beach in Palestine

Daddy's visit.


Julius Ostberg was the owner of a uniform and coat factory in Essen. In January 1938, he visited his daughter Ilse in Palestine. Similar to other German Jews in Palestine, Ostberg did not think about giving up his outfit – associated among German Jews with correctness and good taste and often ridiculed by Jews of other nationalities. In this picture, taken on the beach, despite the casual environment, Mr. Ostberg presents himself in formal attire consisting of a suit and a tie.



Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin


Ilse Gamper Collection, AR 25243


Box 1, folder 29


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