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“Brothers and Sisters of Work and Need!” Jewish Workers and Artisans on the Eve of Revolution

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Author

Valery Dymshits.

Collection

Museum of Petersburg, Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Society

Imprint

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2005. Booklet, 29 pp., illustrations: 28 b&w, 22.5 × 24 cm. English.

Location

Photo-archive of An-sky’s expeditions. Photographs of S. Yudovin. [vol.] II

Description

European University at St. Petersburg, “Petersburg Judaica” Center (18 June–20 September 2005)

Description

Yudovin’s photographs of Eastern European Jews as “working people”. The images, taken while Yudovin served as An-sky’s expedition photographer, well-illustrate An-sky’s lifelong attraction to the theme of Jewish workers, their everyday life and culture. Essay by Valery Dymshits, focusing on An-sky’s views on the subject. Photographs with brief captions. 25 items.

Description

This was the second in a series of exhibitions that endeavored to show, through archival photographs from the Museum of Petersburg Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Society (kept in the archives of the “Petersburg Judaica” Center), the world of the shtetl on the eve of its destruction. For the other three exhibitions, see: #1850, #1852, and #1913.

main keywords

AN-SKY (SHLOYME RAPOPORT)EASTERN EUROPEPHOTOGRAPHSSHTETLSYUDOVIN, SOLOMON

minor keywords

Historical photographsRussia/Soviet UnionTombstones, cutters/engraversUkraine

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