Portrait of Jewish weaver at his loom

Jewish hand-weaver

Łódź, Poland, Circa 1920s-1930s. Portrait of Jewish Artisan

A Jewish hand-weaver at his loom in Łódź, Poland. In interwar Poland, the time in between WWI and WWII, skilled labor was the second most important source of income for the Jewish population after commerce. Jews were particularly well-represented in textile-related crafts such as tailoring and weaving. Most worked in small workshops, often set up in their own homes.

Photo by Alter Kacyzne