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Immigrants to New York City (Jewish Refugees)

Minerva Teichert (1888–1976), Immigrants to New York City (Jewish Refugees), 1938, oil on canvas, 59 1/4 x 37 1/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art.


Teichert portrays the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty welcoming Jewish immigrants to New York Harbor. Between 1933 and 1939, 90,000 German-Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler’s regime immigrated to the United States. The largest number came in 1938, the year this work was painted.

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