A Cache of Photographs Breathe New Life Into Israel's Early Days

A collection of pictures reprinted in the early days of the state from old prints of immigrants and their families continues to spawn innumerable stories.

In mid-1944, along with thousands of other Hungarian Jews, Aryeh Buxbaum, his wife Wilma, their daughter and their two grandsons were sent to a transit camp in Budapest.  Those were the feverish days of negotiations between the Jewish Aid and Rescue Committee of Budapest and senior SS officer Adolf Eichmann over the ransoming of Hungarian Jewry. The Buxbaum family arrived at the camp shortly after the...