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Lives Remembered: A Shtetl Through A Photographer's Eye.

Kaplan, Zalman (photographer); Levine, Lewis D. (editor); Rosen, Jonathan & Shandler, Jeffrey (essays).

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ISBN 10: 0960997091 / ISBN 13: 9780960997091
Published by Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, 2002
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123 pages. Softcover. New book. JUDAICA. Here is a collection of photographic images of the Jewish community - Shtetl- in Szczuczn, Poland taken by Zalman Kaplan taken prior to the Holocaust, the town's official photographer. This volume was prepared to accompany a photographic exhibition held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. (Key Words: Jewish Life, Zalman Kaplan, Lewis D. Levine, Judaica, Shtetle Life, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Szczuczyn, Poland, Jonathan Rosen, Jeffrey Shandler, Photography). Bookseller Inventory # 32857X1

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Title: Lives Remembered: A Shtetl Through A ...

Publisher: Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First Edition (Unstated).

Book Type: book

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Zalman Kaplan, the towns photographer, captured the history of Szczuczyn from within the community. So in addition to photographing the town cemetery and architecture and meetings, he also recorded Purim parties, family portraits, bicycle excursions, and other moments of carefree life. What is so poignant is that the towns nearly 3,000 Jews, pictured leading vibrant and joyful lives, had no idea what disastrous fate was to befall them. Compelling essays by Jonathan Rosen and Jeffrey Shandler provide excellent context for understanding the shtetl of Szczuczyn. Rosens essay, for example, draws a parallel to September 11, how the photographs used on missing posters and in newspapers were of the subject at a time of joy. Photographs of lives lived, like the portraits in the book, now symbolize not how these people lived, but how they died.

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Jonathan Rosen is the author of the nove""l Eve's Apple,"" He created the Arts & Letters section of ""The Forward,"" which he edited for ten years. His essays have appeared in ""The New York Times Magazine,"" ""The New York Times Book Review,"" ""The American Scholar,"" and several anthologies. He lives in New York City.

Jeffrey Shandler is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. He is author of ""While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust ""(1999), editor of ""Awakening Lives: Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Poland before the Holocaust ""(2002), and coauthor of ""Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting ""(2003), among other books. He lives in New York.

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