This pictorial history of Jewish life in Germany in the 1930s before the Holocaust, shows the stories of individuals, their increasing poverty, sad wisdom and enduring love in the years leading up to World War II.This pictorial history of Jewish life in Germany in the 1930s before the Holocaust, shows the stories of individuals, their increasing poverty, sad wisdom and enduring love in the years leading up to World War II.Read Less
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Fair with no dust jacket. Curled binding, some wear along edges. About 180 black and white plates. The photographs were taken between 1934 and 1939 in Eastern Europe, showing the Jewish life. 12.6"x12.6". "A Vanished World is the first book to offer 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. ".".
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highly emotional and soulful. I love those chidren and those elders and men that have lived so poorly and with such dignity. Wonderful photographs
Jun 21, 2007
A Priceless record
This is one of the most moving books of any kind that I've ever seen, a priceless visual record of a world that no longer exists, thanks to the Nazis and their brutally efficient Holocaust. It's a world of extreme poverty--but lit from within by the extraordinary faith and devotion of the Jews who inhabited the shtetls of Eastern Europe in the years just before World War II. The photographer Roman Vishniac wandered through these hamlets taking many thousands of photographs (mostly against the inhabitants' wills), only two thousand of which was he able to smuggle out of Europe. Even without our knowledge of what fate awaited these holy innocents, there is a profound melancholy, an aching sorrow in their faces, which must haunt anyone fortunate enough to leaf through these pages. This is a precious--a holy book.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-09-08 Pre-WWII Europe's Jewry chronicled in a haunting series of photographs the author smuggled into the U.S. in 1940. (Oct.)
Publishers Weekly, 1988-06-24 Under Stalin, the science of genetics in the Soviet Union degenerated into a farce. ``Acquired traits are inherited,'' ``collective labor will create collective man,'' ``studying chromosomes is unnecessary''so ran the slogans of the party line. Berg's garrulous, energetic memoir unleashes a Swiftian satire on the crass manipulation of scientists, from the quack experiments of agronomist Trofim Lysenko in the 1950s through the '70s. Born in St. Petersburg in 1913, the author left Russia in 1974 and is a professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She writes about her unreciprocated love for her strict stepmother, attending Leningrad University, life in a tiny communal apartment, raising two daughters after her husband left her. Colleagues branded her a lackey of the West, but in this feisty autobiography Berg has the last word as she chronicles her moral resistance to the thought control of a bureaucracy that decimated the ranks of Soviet scientists. (August) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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