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A Vanished World

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A Vanished World is Roman Vishniac's celebrated collection of photographs taken between 1934 and 1939. Vishniac walked across Poland, the Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, Latvia, and Lithuania with his camera, preserving for posterity images of a Jewish way of life fated soon to be destroyed. Of the 16,000 photographs he managed to take -- secretly and under dang...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published September 1st 1983 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published 1983)
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brian tanabe
A beautiful yet ultimately and painfully heartbreaking work of photography. Ugh.
I come back to this book again and again--a pictorial study of the Warsaw Ghetto. It will haunt you. As Elie Wiesel says of Vishniac in his foreword to the book, "It is his love of the dead which touches us so deeply."
Incredible photographs taken by an amazing photographer.
I don't think I have ever seen such powerful photographs.
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