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Pre-war photograph of Jew taken clandestinely by Roman Vishniac

Object | Accession Number: 1991.222.3

In the catalog accompanying this photograph, Vishniac desribed "This man was known, not only by his knowledge of the Talmud but in human affairs as well. And his neighbors came to him not only in religious matters but also in problems in daily life."

Original created by Roman Vishniac, 1936, Krakow, Poland. Reproduced from original negative by Witkin-Berley Limited, 1977, Roslyn Heights, New York.

Artwork Title
The Face of Wisdom, Cracow, 1938
Series Title
1 of 12 photographs in a boxed portfolio, number 33 from a limited edition of 50, entitled The Vanished World
creation:  1936
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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