Sun, Dec 08|
Congregation Sons of Zion
SOZ Adult Education Lecture Series Part II: The Yizkor Photographs of Roman Vishniac
Time & Location
Dec 08, 2019, 2:00 PM
Congregation Sons of Zion, 378 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
About The Event
Pre-Holocaust Central and Eastern European Jewish communities maintained Yizkor Books in which the history of a community was recorded. In the late-1930s as anti-Semitism became increasingly dangerous and deadly in Europe, photographer Roman Vishniac, himself an earlier immigrant to America from Eastern Europe, decided to visit what he believed to be a world on the brink of destruction. Vishniac would capture the life of that remarkable Jewish world from the shtlach to the great centers of Jewish religious and cultural life. This lecture will explore the remarkable photographic legacy Vishniac left of that vanished civilization.