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Image Before My Eyes Hardcover – August 25, 1987

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"The Jews of Poland between the World Wars come alive in this photographic essay in all their diversities....One imagines that Polish Jewry would have wanted to be remembered thus -- looking out to the camera and the world beyond."

-- Ruth R. Wisse

"Reveals a vibrantly rich kaleidoscope of life using many great photographs, some known, others never seen before. A volume to read, to study, to treasure."

-- Cornell Capa

"Beautifully balanced to serve the fascinating truth of a civilization that vanished into the darkest folds of history....All this seems so distant and yet so familiar, for although they are gone, they are family, and it was just yesterday."

-- Mark Helprin

"A poignant and visually beautiful reconstitution of the varied, culturally rich, and endlessly fascinating lost world of Polish Jews. Reading it makes one glow with pride."

-- Louis Begley

"If you're Jewish and looking for your roots and the world of your grandfathers, this is the book for you. If you're not Jewish, but just curious, this book is for you....It can take you on a voyage into a world that vanished in the gas and smoke of the Holocaust."

-- Lucy S. Dawidowicz

"One of the most extraordinary photographic histories ever assembled....An entire people and culture, now gone from the face of the earth, comes forth from its pages with an animation and vitality so powerful that the tragedy of the end of Polish Jewry seems for a moment, miraculously suspended."

-- Simon Schama

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About the Author

Lucjan Dobroszycki is the editor of The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto and the author of Reptile Journalism: The Official Polish Language Press Under the Nazis, 1939-1945. He is Professor of History at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Yeshiva University.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Professor of Performance Studies and Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Past president of the American Folklore Society, she is a Research Associate of YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Published in cooperation with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Schocken (August 25, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805236074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805236071
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,952,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael N. Ryan on August 16, 2006
A picture is a million words, or so the saying goes. Just look and you will see.

This book contains a billion words. Most in photographic form of a world that is gone. The Jews of Eastern Europe. Brutally murdered by the nazis than finished off by the Left.

Well worth seeing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By indore on September 5, 2012
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