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Robert Capa photograph of an Orthodox Jewish male in a rubble strewn street

Object | Accession Number: 2005.594.1

Photographic print by Robert Capa taken 10 minutes after the cease-fire began in June 1948 in the old Orthodox Jewish quarter in Jerusalem. This area was the closest to the front and had experienced the heaviest shelling. It was published as part of a photojournalistic essay: ‘‘A Tale of Two Cities’’, published with text by Irwin Shaw in the London magazine, Illustrated, in July 1948.

Artwork Title
Orthodox Jew preparing for the Sabbath during a cease fire in Jerusalem
Date
1948 June  (depiction)
1948 July 03  (publication/distribution)
Geography
creation : Jerusalem
Language
English
Classification
Photographs
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mark Reichman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:43
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