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Poyln

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In 1921, photographer Alter Kacyzne was commissioned by the New York Yiddish daily, Forverts, to document images of Jewish life in the "old country". Kacyzne's assignment became a ten-year journey across "Poyln", as Poland's three million Yiddish-speaking Jews called their home, from the crowded ghettos of Warsaw and Krakow to the remote villages of Otwock and Kazimierz. Candid and intimate, tender and humorous, Kacyzne's portraits - of teeming village squares and primitive workshops, cattle markets and spinning wheels, ...

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Poyln
2002, Henry Holt & Company Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780805068290

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