Lives Remembered

Lives Remembered

A Shtetl Through A Photographer's Eye

Book - 2002
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Zalman Kaplan, the towns photographer, captured the history of Szczuczyn from within the community. So in addition to photographing the town cemetery and architecture and meetings, he also recorded Purim parties, family portraits, bicycle excursions, and other moments of carefree life. What is so poignant is that the towns nearly 3,000 Jews, pictured leading vibrant and joyful lives, had no idea what disastrous fate was to befall them. Compelling essays by Jonathan Rosen and Jeffrey Shandler provide excellent context for understanding the shtetl of Szczuczyn. Rosens essay, for example, draws a parallel to September 11, how the photographs used on missing posters and in newspapers were of the subject at a time of joy. Photographs of lives lived, like the portraits in the book, now symbolize not how these people lived, but how they died.


Publisher: New York : Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 2002
ISBN: 9780960997091
0960997091
9780960997077
0960997075
Characteristics: 123 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Shandler, Jeffrey
Rosen, Jonathan

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