AND I STILL SEE THEIR FACES: THE VANISHED WORLD OF POLISH JEWS
the photographic exhibit
Thursday, March 1, 2007 - Sunday, June 24, 2007
Yeshiva University Museum
15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
Admission: $8; seniors and students $6; members free, Tel: 212.294.8330
Hours: Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., 11-5PM
The exhibition And I Still See Their Faces: The Vanished World of Polish Jews was created by Golda Tencer, founder and director of the Shalom Foundation in Warsaw, an initiative dedicated to preserving the Polish-Jewish heritage in Poland. This photographic exhibition documents the thriving life of Polish Jews and their everyday activities in the years before the Holocaust. Photographs and albums from that era, whose subjects had perished, were scattered throughout Poland and beyond, but were saved from obscurity by the Shalom Foundation when it issued an appeal in 1994 for photos that yielded over 7,000 prints from all over Poland and the world, from professional portraits and group photos to family snapshots. From this collection, which is still growing, was culled this extraordinarily moving panorama of a whole society, the photographs digitally enlarged, beautifully arranged, and accompanied by the eloquent commentaries of the surviving relatives and friends - or their descendants - who responded to the Shalom Foundation's appeal, thus vividly evoking the vanished world of over three million Polish Jews.
To learn more about The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which is being built in Warsaw, and whose North American Council is co-sponsoring this exhibition, please visit: www.Jewishmuseum.org.pl
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The New York Times on the exhibition