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Out of the shadows : a photographic portrait of Jewish life in Central Europe since the Holocaust

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Out of the shadows : a photographic portrait of Jewish life in Central Europe since the Holocaust
Call No: 943 S48o

Call Number943 S48o
Dates[1991]; ©1991
Statement of ResponsibilityEdward Serotta.
Creators & ContributorsSerotta, Edward (author)
Summary"The dark shadow of the Holocaust will never disappear, not from Central Europe nor from the rest of the world. But Jews did survive and remain in their native lands: Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Germany. And they have children who have had their own children. Jewish life—against all odds—continues. Now that the Iron Curtain has been lifted, we can see, for the first time in over forty years of obscurity, contemporary Jewish life in what was for over a thousand years the very heart and soul of Jewish culture... Captured in photographs and text are the partisans, survivors, righteous Gentiles, hidden children, politicians and artists, whose new world is recounted in their faces and voices as they reflect on both past and present... Photographer and writer Edward Serotta took these sensitive and beautiful images as he visited Jews in their homes, offices, schools, and studios over a five-year period... He has documented the grand, well-maintained synagogues and those that stand crumbling; the cemeteries tended with care and those reclaimed by forests; former ghettos; memorials to the murdered... there are no 'last Jews of Eastern Europe,' but Jews who have made a dynamic life filled with culture, religion, and politics in these homelands, in spite of their tragic history there." —Book jacket
  • Hungary
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Yugoslavia
  • The German Democratic Republic
PublisherSecaucus, NJ : Carol Publishing Group
  • "A Birch Lane Press Book" Title page
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 251–253)
RecognitionGifted in 2015 by the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library