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Pre-war photograph of Jews taken clandestinely by Roman Vishniac

Object | Accession Number: 1991.222.9

According to the catalog accompanying the photograph, Vishniac explained "In the little village in Carpathian Ruthenia, where such little biys studied in a tiny school, the teacher was not paid in money. He would get a little milk from one student. Another student would bring some wood to make a fire. A third would bring him a potato. But all this payment was not enough, not sufficient for his existence, for his wife and children."

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

Artwork Title
Three Student School, Carpathian Ruthenia, 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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