Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust

by David Shneer

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ISBN-13: 9780813550190
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 11/08/2010
Series: Jewish Cultures of the World
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author


DAVID SHNEER is associate professor of history and director of Jewish studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His books include Yiddish and the Creation of Soviet Jewish Culture, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 When Photography Was Jewish

1 How a Group of Jews from the Provinces Built Soviet Photojournalism 13

2 Seeing Red: Jewish Photographers, the Rise of the Second Generation, and Soviet Photojournalism of the 1930s 31

3 Soviet Jews on Both Sides of the Camera: The Photographs of Jewish Agricultural Colonies and Birobidzhan 60

Part 2 Soviet Jewish Photographers Confront World War II and the Holocaust

4 "Without the Newspaper, We Are Defenseless!": Photojournalists and the War 87

5 Picturing Grief, Documenting Crimes: Soviet Holocaust Photography 140

6 When Jews Talked to Jews: Wartime Soviet Yiddish Culture and Soviet Photographers' Jewishness 184

7 From Photojournalism to Icons of War and the Holocaust: Photographs and Photographers after the War 205

Epilogue: Soviet Jewish Photographers as War Heroes 233

Notes 237

Index 269

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