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IMAGE BEFORE MY EYES: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF JEWISH LIFE IN POLAND BEFORE THE HOLOCAUST

Lucjan Dobroszycki

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ISBN 10: 0805210261 / ISBN 13: 9780805210262
Published by Schocken, US, 1994
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Leather. Originally published as a soft cover, this copy has been beautifully rebound in dark blue leather with raised bands on spine. Gilt titles on spine and gilt and blind stamped on front and back covers. Leather boards are bowed, and the first few pages are slightly wrinkled. Light foxing to text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 82707

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Title: IMAGE BEFORE MY EYES: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY...

Publisher: Schocken, US

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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"The Jews of Poland between the World Wars come alive in this photographic essay in all their diversities....One imagines that Polish Jewry would have wanted to be remembered thus -- looking out to the camera and the world beyond."

-- Ruth R. Wisse

"Reveals a vibrantly rich kaleidoscope of life using many great photographs, some known, others never seen before. A volume to read, to study, to treasure."

-- Cornell Capa

"Beautifully balanced to serve the fascinating truth of a civilization that vanished into the darkest folds of history....All this seems so distant and yet so familiar, for although they are gone, they are family, and it was just yesterday."

-- Mark Helprin

"A poignant and visually beautiful reconstitution of the varied, culturally rich, and endlessly fascinating lost world of Polish Jews. Reading it makes one glow with pride."

-- Louis Begley

"If you're Jewish and looking for your roots and the world of your grandfathers, this is the book for you. If you're not Jewish, but just curious, this book is for you....It can take you on a voyage into a world that vanished in the gas and smoke of the Holocaust."

-- Lucy S. Dawidowicz

"One of the most extraordinary photographic histories ever assembled....An entire people and culture, now gone from the face of the earth, comes forth from its pages with an animation and vitality so powerful that the tragedy of the end of Polish Jewry seems for a moment, miraculously suspended."

-- Simon Schama

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"One of the most extraordinary photographic histories ever assembled. An entire people comes forth with an animation and vitality so powerful that the tragic end of Polish Jewry seems, for a moment, miraculously suspended."
--Simon Schama

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