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Di farshṿundene ṿelṭ = The vanished world

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Call NumberRBSC MEM 947.004 A16f
Sub-CollectionRare Books & Special Collections
Dates1947
Statement of Responsibilityredaḳṭirṭ fun R. Abramoṿiṭsh = edited by Raphael Abramovitch.
Creators & ContributorsAbramovitch, Raphael R. (editor)
Vishniac, Roman (photographer)
Summary"In presenting this book to our readers we intend to give them the picture of the Jewish world in Eastern Europe as it existed during the 1920's and 1930's, previous to the Second World War. This world does not exist any longer. It is a vanished world, the world of Eastern European Jewry, that world in which for centuries the greatest concentration of Jewish people in history lived and worked." Introduction, page 7
ContentsPart one: Jewish cities
  • Poland
  • Soviet Union
    • White Russia
    • Ukraine
    • Jewish colonies
  • Baltic States
    • Lithuania
    • Latvia
    • Esthonia
  • Rumania
  • Czechoslovakia
    • Prague; Brno
    • Slovakia
    • Carpatho-Ruthenia
  • Hungary
Part two: Jewish people
  • Types and scenes
  • Jews at work
  • Children and youths
  • Child care
  • Education
    • Modern
    • Orthodox
  • Religious life
  • Social life
Physical Description 575 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 20 x 27 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageYiddish, English
PublisherNew York : Forward Association
Notes
  • Includes index
  • "The 530 photographs in this book were selected from several thousand that we managed to discover and examine. The backbone of the collection was the photographs sent in by Forward correspondents for that paper's Rotogravure section. Among them were the remarkable documents by Alter Kacyzna, M. Kipnis and others who have perished ... A valuable contribution to our collection were the photos by R. Vishniak." Introduction, page 12