Children of a Vanished World / Edition 1

Children of a Vanished World / Edition 1

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by Roman Vishniac
     
 


"Vishniac came back from his trips to Eastern Europe in the 1930s with a collection of photographs that has become an important historical document, for it gives a last-minute look at the human beings he photographed just before the fury of Nazi brutality exterminated them. Vishniac took with him on this self-imposed assignment—besides this or that kind of… See more details below

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"Vishniac came back from his trips to Eastern Europe in the 1930s with a collection of photographs that has become an important historical document, for it gives a last-minute look at the human beings he photographed just before the fury of Nazi brutality exterminated them. Vishniac took with him on this self-imposed assignment—besides this or that kind of camera and film—a rare depth of understanding and a native son's warmth and love for his people. The resulting photographs are among photography's finest documents of a time and place."—Edward Steichen

"Not to forget, not to allow oblivion to defeat memory: That is his obsession. Defying all dangers, surmounting all obstacles, he travels from province to province, from village to village, capturing slums and markets, a gesture here, a movement there, reflections of hope and despair, so that the victims will not wholly vanish into the abyss—so that they will live on, past torture and past massacre. And he has won the wager: They live still."—Elie Wiesel

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ISBN-13:
9780520221871
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/25/1999
Series:
S. Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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