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Two elderly men sit against the side of a building.
Text by Roman Vishniac in The Vanished World: A limited-edition portfolio published by Witkin-Berley Ltd.
As peddlers they could sell a few things, second-hand goods from which they could make a meagre living. But not any more, for the boycott killed all the possibilities of making their income by selling. So they were sitting and waiting and hoping. And I was waiting with them. I wanted to photograph a kind of soul giving something to the beggars. I was waiting the whole day, but the beggars did not get a little coin and I did not get my picture.
Image Courtesy of Mara Vishniac Kohn, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley.
15 1/2 x 15 3/8"
Pre-1933: Jewish Life in Europe before Holocaust
"Peddlers Transformed into Beggers by the Boycott, 1938." (1938). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2021.1.117d.