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Roman Vishniac, An exhibition of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Goethe-Institut
1014 Fifth Avenue, 212-439-8700
Upper East Side
February 21 - April 13, 2007
Reception: Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
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Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) is famous for his images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe taken on the eve of World War II. His Berlin photographs remained in contrast completely unknown and were only discovered following his death. Taken throughout his residency in the city between 1920 and 1939, they portray family and friends, everyday street scenes and Berlin characters, as well as Jewish life in the late 1930s. Donated to the Jewish Museum Berlin by his daughter Mara Vishniac Kohn, a selection of these photographs is exhibited for the first time in the United States.

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