Polish Jews: A Pictorial Record

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Schocken Books, 1988 - Jews - 16 pages
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Photos depict the lives of Polish Jews on the eve of the Holocaust, and are accompanied by a discussion of the aspects of Jewish life that gave it its special qualities

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Consists of pictures taken by Vishniac in 1938 just before the destruction of these communities Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1988)

Mara Vishniac Kohn is an educational therapist who has spent most of her professional life in private special education. Miriam Hartman Flacks, a Brooklyn-born native Yiddish speaker, seeks to preserve the rich tradition of Yiddish folksongs.

Abraham Joshua Heschel was born in Poland in 1907, received his early education from a yeshiva (a school for Talmudic or rabbinical study), and earned his doctorate from the University of Berlin. In 1939, six weeks before the Nazi invasion of Poland, he left for London and then for the United States, where he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City from 1945 until his death in 1972.An activist as well as a scholar and a teacher, Heschel was deeply engaged in social movements for peace, civil rights, and interfaith understanding.The following three selections are excerpted from his 1965 work, Who Is Man?

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