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This pictorial history of Jewish life in Germany in the 1930s before the Holocaust, shows the stories of individuals, their increasing poverty, sad wisdom and enduring love in the years leading up to World War II.
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Roman Vishniac's A Vanished World is an extraordinary record of the lives of German and Eastern European Jews in the years immediately preceding the Holocaust. Vishniac, a Russian Jew, began to take photographs of village life during World War I, when Russian Jews who lived near the front were accused of being German spies and were deported to Siberia. He later moved to Germany, where he witnessed the horrible events of Kristallnacht and the anti-Jewish legislation that allowed Hitler to declare his enemies stateless and therefore unworthy of international protection. As we study Vishniac's photographs--a surviving fraction of the more than 16,000 he took--we are aware that we are seeing the faces of those soon to die, witnessing a world that has all but perished. Yet that world, of shops and schools, of busy streets and quiet farms, remains with us if only as a ghostly memory, thanks in part to Vishniac's compassionate eye.
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Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110374520232
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0374520232 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0114965
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st PB Edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0374520232
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB01071AYNO