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Jewish Life in Poland. Treasures from the YIVO Collections

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(185 words)

Author

Marek Web.

Editors

Krysia Fisher, Marek Web, Fruma Mohrer.

Curator

Krysia Fisher.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 2014. 46 pp., illustrations: 69 col., 10 b&w, 27.8 × 21.8 cm. English.

Location

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (2 May–31 December 2014)

Description

A representative selection of important documents from the YIVO Archives related to the rich and varied life and culture of the Jews of Poland over the centuries, with particular focus on the pre-War period. Essay provides overview of Polish Jewish history. 80 captioned images, the majority historical photographs, some with detailed descriptions. No itemized listing.

Description

The exhibition coincided with the launching of the YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland, (polishjews.yivoarchives.org). The website provides access to thousands of digitized documents, manuscripts, photographs, artworks, films, and audio recordings relating to the rich and vibrant Jewish community in Poland before World War II.

main keywords

HISTORICAL DOCUMENTSPHOTOGRAPHSPOLAND

minor keywords

Antisemitic images/objectsBundHanukkah lampsMizrachPapercutsPortraitsPostersPrinted booksSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsSynagogues, PolandSzyk, ArthurVilnaYiddish literatureYiddish theater

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