Photographing the Jewish Nation

Pictures from An-Sky’s Ethnographic Expeditions

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Editor: Eugene M. Avrutin

Series: Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

From 1912 to 1914, S. An-sky and the photographer Solomon Iudovin gathered materials and took photographs of Jewish daily life in pre-Revolutionary Russia’s Pale of Settlement. Photographing the Jewish Nation offers English-language readers their first look at over 170 extraordinary, recently rediscovered photographs from their expeditions. The pictures provide visual texture — in remarkable detail — that rarely appears in written sources. This volume includes a critical introduction and five chapters that document all aspects of Jewish life inside the Pale, including work, education and religious and cultural traditions.

Subject: Anthropology

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