A Secret Friendship Discovered in a Box of Old Family Photographs from the 1930s
My grandfather is visiting me and brought a huge box of old photos, a real treasure hunt!
This one is my Grandmother, Gloria Almquist (on right) and her Jewish friend, Mimi in the 1930s.
They were forbidden to play together due to prejudice. Between 1900 and 1924, approximately 1.75 million Jews immigrated to America’s shores, the bulk from Eastern Europe. Antisemitism increased dramatically in the 1930s with demands being made to exclude American Jews from American social, political and economic life.
But my Grandmother and her friend Mimi maintained a secret friendship, and my Grandmother kept this photo through all these years. ~ shared by @jennylee_1011