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Pre-war photograph of Jewish school taken clandestinely

Object | Accession Number: 1991.222.8

In the catalog accompanying the photograph, Vishniac explained "In Slonim, the teacher used the only medium, the only tool that works: firendship and love. And he was very successful in this." The term "Heder" literally translated means "room." However, in eastern European countries, it was the education a boy would receive until Bar Mitzvah (age 13).

Original created by Roman Vishniac, 1938, Russia. Reproduced from original negative by Witkin-Berley Limited, 1977, Roslyn Heights, New York.

Artwork Title
Heder, Slonim, Russia, 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: 2022-07-28 18:21:39
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