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“They had a special kind of face, those people, a special kind of whisper and a special kind of footstep. […] They were like hunted animals. Roman Vishniac, Father earned today some money and daughter is sent for milk, 1937

Roman Vishniac—© Mara Vishniac Kohn. Courtesy International Center of Photography  Girl in plaid dress, Mukacevo, Ukraine ca. 1935–38. A heartbreaking photo because it is quite likely that this girl didn't survive WWII.

'Roman Vishniac Rediscovered': A Great Photographer's Lost World Revealed

Girl in plaid dress, Mukacevo, ca. - photo by Roman Vishniac, ©Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

Roman Vishniac :: Boy with kindling in a basement dwelling, Krochmalna Street, Warsaw, Poland, ca. 1935-38 more [+] by R. Vishniac

[Boy with kindling in basement dwelling, Krochmalna Street, Warsaw], ca. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography.

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Roman Vishniac – Jews in cities and shtetlach of Eastern Europe


Roman Vishniac – Malnourished child eating a crust of bread in the TOZ (Society for Safeguarding the Health of the Jewish Population) summer camp in Otwock, near Warsaw,

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression

Young oyster shuckers, Port Royal, S. - Child workers before Child Labor Laws. Thank God for child labor laws!

Family in the Jewish Quarter, Eastern Europe, 1930s.

Between 1935 and 1938 photographer Roman Vishniac explored the cities and villages of Eastern Europe, capturing life in the Jewish shtetlekh.

everyday_i_show: photos by Roman Vishniac

Black and White Photography by Roman Vishniac . Joy on the eve of destruction.

Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

Les oubliés de Vishniac