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Object ID

2015.2.25

Object Name

Print, Photographic

Date

1938

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Front: Black and white photograph of a man in a hat with a long white beard standing at the front of a classroom of boys in caps, sitting 2015_2_25_recto: Black and white photograph of a man in a hat with a long white beard standing at the front of a classroom of boys in caps, sitting at long wooden desks with books open.

Back: Three white stickers with various messages.

Photograph from Roman Vishiac's The Vanished World. Vishniac photographed the shtetl Jews of Eastern Europe, from 1933 to 1940, just before the Holocaust was to destroy their communities. "In Slonim, the teacher used the only tool that works: friendship and love. And he was very successful in this." Roman Vishniac, 1977.

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Photograph from Roman Vishiac's The Vanished World. Vishniac photographed the shtetl Jews of Eastern Europe, from 1933 to 1940, just before the Holocaust was to destroy their communities, stating that "The life of the Jews even before the Holocaust was hard and bitter... With photography I could save at least a memory of Jewish life and culture, and the faces of the people. I thought that years and years after the killing, future generations of Jews would be interested to hear of the life that disappeared, the life that is no more." Heder, Slonim, Russia, 1938. In Slonim, the teacher used the only tool that works: friendship and love. And he was very successful in this. Roman Vishniac, 1977.

Dimensions

10 x 8"

Keywords

Witkin Gallery, Stamp, The Vanished World, Heder, Slonim, Russia, Roman Vishniac

Heder, Slonim, Russia

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