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
Fair. Good as reading copy, hardcover, jacket has mild edge wear with some staining, unmarked text, pages have some mild water warping/staining, We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
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Black/White Illustrations. Good in Good jacket. Hardcover. Square 4to. Hardcover with dust jacket. 2nd Printing. Square 4to. The book is in good condition with some foxing from the title page to the next 7 pages and bumping to bottom of spine. The dust jacket good condition with some bumping to the edges. The spine is black with white text.
Fair with no dust jacket. 0374520232. 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. ".".
Good in J Good jacket. Third printing; jacket lightly soiled/rubbed, edges lightly bumped; cover corners and spine ends lightly rubbed/bumped; edges lightly soiled; binding tight; cover, edges, and interior intact and clean except as noted. Due to the size/weight of this item, additional shipping charges will apply on International or Expedited orders.
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.
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