Barbara Krasner | History Writer and Poet

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Images of America: Kearny’s Immigrant Heritage

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"Through a series of photos and oral histories supplied by past and current residents, Krasner's new book explores the town's continually evolving diversity, from the area's first widespread immigration from Scotland and Ireland in the 1870s to the more recent additions of newcomers from Portugal and Latin America."--Jersey Journal, November 20, 2003

Selected Works

Short Story
Inspired by my 2008 trip to Poland
Appeared in April 2015 issue of Jewish Literary Journal
Photo Exhibits
Thirty photos of Warsaw and Barbara's ancestral "shtetlach"
Magazine Articles
American History article that chronicles the odyssey of the ill-fated MS St. Louis, a ship of nearly 1,000 German-Jewish refugees, in 1939. Based on interviews with survivors and archival research.
Profile of Lalita Tademy and her journey to write this book
Cover story for History Channel Magazine, July/August 2008
Books
This book chronicles the development of the library as a place for knowledge, a place to grow, a place for community, and a place where time stands still. In its 100-year history, the library has contributed to making the Town of Kearny a "place where everyone knows your name."
"You've done a great job capturing the heart of many of our childhoods."--Linda Kaywork Barbieri
“It’s a great gift for any Kearny resident. The pictures are priceless!”
-Debra C.Bird
“A perfect Hanukkah gift!”
-Family Tree Magazine