28 February 2007

“And I Still See Their Faces: The Vanished World of Polish Jews,”

Here is a story from The New York Times about a newly opened exhibition: “And I Still See Their Faces: The Vanished World of Polish Jews” - 25 February through 24 June at the Yeshiva University Museum, in the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, Flatiron district; (212) 294-8330, yumuseum.org.

The Museum describe the exhibition in this way: "This photographic exhibition documents the faces of Polish Jews and their everyday activities before the Holocaust. The photographs and albums, whose owners perished, were scattered throughout Poland during the war and saved from obscurity by the Shalom Foundation, which digitally enhanced and enlarged the photographs and devoted over two years to tracing the identities of the subjects and piecing together their stories. The photographs are accompanied by personal stories, which vividly evoke the vanished world of over three million Polish Jews for museum visitors."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: a previous post regarding World press photo in Lebanon and notions of truth and fabrication - well, here's the story: http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,469070,00.html



Best, Sean.

28 February, 2007 17:41  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

Thanks. I saw this and found it interesting to think about how being "in" the photo impacted the young subjects. JJ

28 February, 2007 18:04  

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