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Last folio : a photographic memory = ein fotografisches Gedächtnis / Yuri Dojc & Katya Krausova ; translation, Jane Michael, Annegret Hunke-Wormser

Publication | Library Call Number: DS135.S55 D653 2015
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The first country to adopt Nazi Germany's anti-Jewish policies, Slovakia transported three-quarters of its Jewish population to concentration camps in a matter of months, including Yuri Dojc's grandfather. Many years later, Dojc returned to his ancestor's home, camera in hand. Serendipity led him to an abandoned Jewish school in eastern Slovakia, where time had stood still since the day in 1943 when all those attending were taken away to the camps. What he found inside, as well as in the abandoned synagogues and cemeteries he visited, were the remnants of a dynamic culture that disappeared in an instant. These haunting photographs of decaying books, fragments of the Torah, splintered gravestones and the vacant, crumbling building, evoke a lost way of life. The photographs' vibrant colours, exquisite detail and near abstract composition tell us more about how the people lived than how they died.

Variant Title
Fotographisches Gedächtnis
Dojc, Yuri, 1946- photographer.
Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, [2015]
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