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Tenement Museum is expanding its exhibit on NYC immigration

Posted September 13

— The Tenement Museum is expanding its story of immigration on Manhattan's Lower East Side for the first time to include those who settled there in the decades after World War II.

In July, the New York City museum is adding an exhibition on Holocaust survivors, Puerto Rican migrants and Chinese immigrants who arrived in the neighborhood after 1945. It's now launched an online tour of their stories.

The exhibition will focus on three families who lived at 103 Orchard St., which the museum purchased in 2007.

They include the Saez (sy-EHZ') family. A son was the building's superintendent in the 1970s. His mother worked in a garment factory.

Until now, the museum has focused on the residents who lived next door at 97 Orchard St. from 1863 to 1935.

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