Remnants The Last Jews of Poland
- 59,99 zł
- 59,99 zł
The contemporary history of Polish Jews.
This book was originally published by Friendly Press of NYC, in 1986.
This is an electronic version with a new up to the date foreword.
This is the only version available, since the printed version of the book is out of print.
The book contains interviews and portraits of the last living Polish Jews, being a part of country culture and tradition heritage.
Offering a rare glimpse of Polish-Jewish daily life, family and religious celebrations, cultural and community events, Niezabitowska, a Polish journalist, tries to "overcome my own ignorance as well as my often unconscious presuppositions and stereotypes,'' and for the most part succeeds in penetrating a foreign world. The tragedy of Polish Jewrythe population decreased from the three and a half million of preWorld War II to 5000, the majority elderly, in 1980is made painfully palpable through their reminiscences recorded here and through Tomaszewski's color photographs: of a tailor who laments his daughter's interfaith marriage, a brushmaker who has been baptized yet leads the synagogue prayers, the first Warsaw child to celebrate a bar mitzvah in 30 years. A community leader, without self-pity, tells American tourists to ``bring us youth, joy, life . . . That is what we really miss.'' First serial to National Geographic; B'nai B'rith Jewish Book Club main selection; author tour.