A Vanished World: Roman Vishniac
A Vanished World: Roman Vishniac with a foreword by Elie Wiesel
Hardcover, used, in good condition.
A pictorial history of Jewish life in Germany in the 1930s before the Holocaust, showing the stories of individuals, their increasing poverty, sad wisdom and enduring love in the years leading up to World War II. Living in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s after his family was forced to flee Russia, Vishniac covered 5,000 miles, across Poland, the Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, Latvia, and Lithuania, documenting Jewish life in cities, villages, and shtetls. Here are the faces of the vanished Jews of Cracow and Warsaw, of Mukachevo, Carpathian Ruthenia, Lublin, Slonim, and Lodz. “He loves them all,” writes Elie Wiesel in the foreword to the publication A Vanished World that accompanied an exhibition of Vishniac's work, “the rabbis and their pupils, the peddlers and their customers, the beggars and the cantors, the sad old men and the smiling young ones.”