A vanished world
Call NumberREF 947 V82v (in processing)
Statement of ResponsibilityRoman Vishniac ; with a foreword by Elie Wiesel.
Creators & ContributorsVishniac, Roman
SummaryA Vanished World offers "a comprehensive selection of Roman Vishniac's celebrated photographs of the Jews of Eastern Europe. Taken between 1934 and 1939, as Vishniac explored cities and villages, these photographs preserve for posterity unforgettable images of Jewish life. Of the 16,000 photographs he managed to take—secretly and under difficult circumstances—Vishniac was able to rescue only 2,000. Some of the negatives were sewn into his clothing when he came to the United States in 1940, most he left with his father in a village in France for the duration of the war. Very few of the surviving photographs have been seen until now; in fact, more than three-quarters of the photographs included in A Vanished World have never been published before. Special prints were prepared for reproduction in this book (many of the negatives were printed for the first time), and Vishniac has provided commentary on the photographs that is both moving and informative." —Book jacket
Physical Description 179 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 32 x 32 cm
PublisherNew York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux