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Pre-war photograph of Jew taken clandestinely by Roman Vishniac

Object | Accession Number: 1991.222.5

In the catalog that accompanies this photograph, Vishniac explained "The grandfather was a wise man with long experience in suffering, but he could not give any advice, any help, to his granddaughter. She was young and strong and able to work. But the boycott destroyed all possibilities. Because she was Jewish her knowledge of typing in good Polish would not help."

Original created by Roman Vishniac, 1937, Lublin, Poland. Reproduced from original negative by Witkin-Berley Limited, 1977, Roslyn Heights, New York.

Artwork Title
[Grandfather and grandaughter, Lublin, 1937]
Series Title
1 of 12 photographs in a boxed portfolio, number 33 from a limited edition of 50, entitled The Vanished World
creation:  1937
Credit Line
Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:02:00
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