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History in Photos: Roman Vishniac

Roman Vishniac was a Russian Jewish photographer who documented the life of Eastern European Jewry before it was swept away by .

Roman Vishniac photographed iconic images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Roman Vishniac photographed iconic images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Willy Römer (* 31. Dezember 1887 in Berlin; † 26. Oktober 1979 in West-Berlin): Dettenhausen / Willy Römer: Junger Verkäufer von Kurzwaren, nahe Warschau, 1916. Agentur für Bilder zur Zeitgeschichte, Berlin

Jewish boy sells threads and sewing utensils on the street of Warsaw Photo: Willy Römer - Poland - Warsaw, November 1916

R. Vishniac. Warshav, Poland 1938. Woodcarrier with a load of firewood and charcoal (A Vanished World)

Jewish man struggling to carry load of kindling and coal. Location: Warsaw, Poland Date taken: 1938 Photographer: John Phillips

Roman Vishniac (/ˈvɪʃni.æk/; Russian: Рома́н Соломо́нович Вишня́к; August 19, 1897 – January 22, 1990): A Family of Bagel Peddlers, Warsaw, 1938

A Family of Bagel Peddlers, Warsaw, 1938 [Gelatin silver print], by Roman Vishniac

Women walking with a baby carriage, Berlin, Germany, 1939. Photo by Roman Vishniac.

Women walking with a baby carriage, Berlin, Germany, Photo by Roman Vishniac.

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