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Pre-war photograph of Jew taken clandestinely by Roman Vishniac

Object | Accession Number: 1991.222.2

In the catalog accompanying these photographs, Vishniac described "The Jewish people received the holy Book. They carried books with them when they walked in the streets. They learned, they studied, they discussed. Books became the spiritual food of the Jews. Boys of thirteen could read and write while ninety percent of the non-Jews were illiterate."

Original created by Roman Vishniac (donor's father), 1938, Warsaw, Poland. Reproduced from original negative by Witkin-Berley Limited, 1977, Roslyn Heights, New York.

Artwork Title
One of the People of the Book, Warsaw, 1938
Series Title
1 of 12 photographs in a boxed portfolio, number 33 from a limited edition of 50, entitled The Vanished World
creation:  1938
Credit Line
Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:22:19
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