Children of a Vanished World

Poems and songs in Yiddish and English accompany a collection of photographs depicting Eastern European Jewish village life during the 1930s

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Author: Roman Vishniac

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520221877

Category: Photography

Page: 141

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Poems and songs in Yiddish and English accompany a collection of photographs depicting Eastern European Jewish village life during the 1930s

A Vanished World

Are Muslims, Christians, and Jews forever locked in a cycle of violence and resentment? This work answers this question by chronicling medieval Spain's impossibly panoramic history."--Publisher.

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Author: Chris Lowney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195311914

Category: History

Page: 320

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Are Muslims, Christians, and Jews forever locked in a cycle of violence and resentment? This work answers this question by chronicling medieval Spain's impossibly panoramic history."--Publisher.

A Vanished World

"Wilfred Thesiger's superb portraits of tribal peoples have earned him worldwide recognition as a photographer.

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Author: Wilfred Thesiger

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UCSD:31822031073695

Category: Arabian Peninsula

Page: 189

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"Wilfred Thesiger's superb portraits of tribal peoples have earned him worldwide recognition as a photographer. Using a simple box camera which had belonged to his father, Thesiger began his photographic career during a short hunting trip in Ethiopia in 1930 and used the same camera to photograph hostile Danakil tribesmen when he returned three years later to explore the Awash river. Whilst in the Sudan, and now equipped with a Leica 35mm, Thesiger portrayed the Muslim tribes in Northern Darfur, pagan Nuer in the Western Nile swamps and Nuba wrestlers. Among Ethiopia's Danakil he had travelled as a European accompanied by servants, but here he lived increasingly on equal terms with his followers and his photography mirrors this changed attitude. The dramatic visual impact of Arabia's deserts fully awakened Thesiger's latent talent for portraiture and composition. During his five years in Arabia from 1945-50 he was able to depict his Bedu companions with a sensitivity and power only suggested by his pre-war photographs. Conceived in the harshest of settings, these Arabian pictures bear eloquent testimony to the inspirational effect the desert had upon this great traveller. In contrast, tranquil images of reeds, waterways and lagoons characterize Thesiger's matchless portraits of the Marsh Arabs of Iraq -- in which he captures a world which has now completely disappeared. In the seldom visited regions of Kurdistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan Thesiger took many photographs of their striking inhabitants who remained thoroughly unselfconscious in front of the camera -- as did the graceful tribespeople of northern Kenya and Tanzania later in Thesiger's eventful life. These unique portraits were all taken under exceptional conditions. Together they provide a magnificent pictorial record of diverse cultures and vanished worlds"--Publisher description.

A Vanished World

This pictorial history of Jewish life in Germany in the 1930s before the Holocaust, shows the stories of individuals, their increasing poverty, sad wisdom and enduring love in the years leading up to World War II.

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Author: Roman Vishniac

Publisher:

ISBN: 0140099158

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 180

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This pictorial history of Jewish life in Germany in the 1930s before the Holocaust, shows the stories of individuals, their increasing poverty, sad wisdom and enduring love in the years leading up to World War II.

The Amber Forest

"The authors demonstrate great knowledge of many fascinating biological and socioeconomic aspects of amber. They write well and convey their enthusiasm for the subject with skill. The book is engaging and educational.

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Author: George O. Poinar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691057281

Category: Science

Page: 239

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The Poinars are world leaders in the study of amber fossils and have spent years examining the uniquely rich supply that has survived from the ancient forests of the Dominican Republic. They draw on their research here to reconstruct in words, drawings, and spectacular color photographs the ecosystem that existed on the island of Hispaniola between fifteen and forty-five million years ago. The Poinars present richly detailed drawings of how the forests once appeared. They discuss how and when life colonized Hispaniola and what caused some forms to become extinct. Along the way, they describe how amber is formed, how and where it has been preserved, and how it is mined, sold, and occasionally forged for profit today.

Heyday in a Vanished World

The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general.

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Author: Stephen Bonsal

Publisher: Bonsal Press

ISBN: 9781406767315

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 452

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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

Gutta

Memoirs of Sternbuch (née Eisenzweig), an Orthodox Jew from Warsaw.

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Author: Gutta Sternbuch

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 1583307796

Category: Hasidim

Page: 262

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Memoirs of Sternbuch (née Eisenzweig), an Orthodox Jew from Warsaw. Pp. 63-138 describe her experiences in the Holocaust, including the Nazi occupation and life in the ghetto. Sternbuch and several other young women who had been students at the Bais Yaakov Seminary conducted secret classes in Jewish studies for girls in the ghetto. She also taught at Janusz Korczak's orphanage until July 1942, when she received Paraguayan passports from her future husband, Eli; she and her mother were then incarcerated in the Pawiak prison. In January 1943 they were transported to the Vittel internment camp in France, where Sternbuch also organized classes for Jewish girls. In December 1943 Paraguay rescinded recognition of the passports issued to the Jews, and most of the Jews in Vittel were deported. Sternbuch and her mother escaped and went into hiding until their liberation in September 1944. She married after the war and, with her husband, helped Jewish survivors in France and then in Switzerland. Pp. 175-243 contain two essays by Kranzler on Jewish life in Poland before the war.

A Vanished World

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Author: Dale A. Russell

Publisher: National Museum of Natural Sciences

ISBN: UOM:39015005842847

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 142

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Remembering a Vanished World

Theodore Hamerow, a prominent historian, was born in Warsaw in 1920 and spent his childhood in Poland and Germany.

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Author: Theodore S. Hamerow†

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857458876

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Theodore Hamerow, a prominent historian, was born in Warsaw in 1920 and spent his childhood in Poland and Germany. His parents were members of the best-known Yiddish theater ensemble, the Vilna Company. They were part of an important movement in the Jewish community of Eastern Europe which sought, during the half century before World War II, to create a secular Jewish culture, the vehicle of which would be the Yiddish language. Combining the skills of an experienced historian with the talents of a natural writer, the author not only brings this exciting part of Jewish culture to life but also deals with ethnic relations and ethnic tensions in the region and addresses the broad political and cultural issues of a society on the verge of destruction. Thus a vivid image emerges that captures the feel and atmosphere of a world that has vanished forever.

The Town on the Square

After teaching for fourteen years in American universities and lecturing abroad both in Europe and the Far East, Charles Boewe took his family to live in South Asia, where he directed academic exchange programs for the U.S. government in ...

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Author: Charles Boewe

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 1604748419

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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After teaching for fourteen years in American universities and lecturing abroad both in Europe and the Far East, Charles Boewe took his family to live in South Asia, where he directed academic exchange programs for the U.S. government in Iran, in Pakistan, and in India during the next sixteen years. Following his retirement, he returned to his earlier interest in local history, believing that extensive foreign residence would now give added perspective to his writing about the recent past. Though he now lives in North Carolina, in this memoir the author profiles the Middle Western market town of his youth that, despite the rigors of the Great Depression, afforded a quality of life since vanished. Most small-town enterprises got spun off there to larger municipalities as an unintended consequence of post-Depression economic recovery. Since similar events occurred elsewhere, this detailed sketch of West Salem, Illinois, has relevance to many small towns in the region stretching from Wichita to Wheeling, from Minneapolis to Memphis. Ever in the interest of greater efficiency and economy of scale, the same centrifugal forces irrevocably altered village life in Middle Americaanot always for the better.

Sierra Leone 1938

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Author: Robert Walter Steel

Publisher: Ituri Publications

ISBN: 9780953643028

Category: Geographers

Page: 93

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Images of a Vanished World

The canvas is striking with its subject and size ( 267 x 504 cm ) . Fabiański
created it in Cracow in 1906 . It must be now the largest painting in the world on
this theme . It has never been exhibited after World War II , and was kept rolled on
a ...

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Author: Halyna Hlembotska

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061145572

Category: Jewish art

Page: 108

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A Vanished World

A Vanished World chronicles this impossibly panoramic sweep of human history and achievement, encompassing both the agony of jihad, Crusades, and Inquisition, and the glory of a multicultural civilization that forever changed the West.

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Author: Christopher Lowney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743282611

Category: History

Page: 336

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In a world troubled by religious strife and division, Chris Lowney's vividly written book offers a hopeful historical reminder: Muslims, Christians, and Jews once lived together in Spain, creating a centuries-long flowering of commerce, culture, art, and architecture. In 711, a ragtag army of Muslim North Africans conquered Christian Spain and launched Western Europe's first Islamic state. In 1492, Ferdinand and Isabella vanquished Spain's last Muslim kingdom, forced Jews to convert or emigrate, and dispatched Christopher Columbus to the New World. In the years between, Spain's Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a golden age for each faith and distanced Spain from a Europe mired in the Dark Ages. Medieval Spain's pioneering innovations touched every dimension of Western life: Spaniards introduced Europeans to paper manufacture and to the Hindu-Arabic numerals that supplanted the Roman numeral system. Spain's farmers adopted irrigation technology from the Near East to nurture Europe's first crops of citrus and cotton. Spain's religious scholars authored works that still profoundly influence their respective faiths, from the masterpiece of the Jewish kabbalah to the meditations of Sufism's "greatest master" to the eloquent arguments of Maimonides that humans can successfully marry religious faith and reasoned philosophical inquiry. No less astonishing than medieval Spain's wide-ranging accomplishments was the simple fact its Muslims, Christians, and Jews often managed to live and work side by side, bestowing tolerance and freedom of worship on the religious minorities in their midst. A Vanished World chronicles this impossibly panoramic sweep of human history and achievement, encompassing both the agony of jihad, Crusades, and Inquisition, and the glory of a multicultural civilization that forever changed the West. One gnarled root of today's religious animosities stretches back to medieval Spain, but so does a more nourishing root of much modern religious wisdom.

Echoes of a Vanished World

This book is a series of photographs from his personal archives, taken during the 50s, 60s and 70s, which reveal beautiful insights into a vanished world. They were unearthed recently, many having not been looked at for fifty years.

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Author: Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Publisher:

ISBN: 0956680321

Category: Indigenous peoples

Page: 116

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Robin Hanbury-Tenison, one of the greatest explorers of our time, is a tireless champion of the rights of tribal people and, in the early years of his travels, was an obsessive photographer of their homelands as they were eroded by the modern world. This book is a series of photographs from his personal archives, taken during the 50s, 60s and 70s, which reveal beautiful insights into a vanished world. They were unearthed recently, many having not been looked at for fifty years.

Visions of a Vanished World

Describes and displays the plants and animals fossilized in the Hunsrèuck Slate.

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Author: Gabriele Kuhl

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300184603

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Describes and displays the plants and animals fossilized in the Hunsrèuck Slate.

The Vanished World of Lithuanian Jews

Another is the analysis of the Shoah, which ended the centuries of Jewish culture in Lithuania: a world of its own had vanished within months. This book, therefore, “recalls” that vanished world.

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Author: Alvydas Nikzentaitis

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042008504

Category: History

Page: 323

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The Lithuanian Jews, Litvaks, played an important and unique role not only within the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, but in a wider context of Jewish life and culture in Eastern Europe, too. The changing world around them at the end of the nineteenth century and during the first decades of the twentieth had a profound impact not only on the Jewish communities, but also on a parallel world of the “others,” that is, those who lived with them side by side. Exploring and demonstrating this development from various angles is one of the themes and objectives of this book. Another is the analysis of the Shoah, which ended the centuries of Jewish culture in Lithuania: a world of its own had vanished within months. This book, therefore, “recalls” that vanished world. In doing so, it sheds new light on what has been lost.The papers presented in this collection were delivered at the international conferences in Nida (1997) and Telšiai (2001), Lithuania. Participants came from Israel, the USA, Great Britain, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Germany, and Lithuania.

Arctic Visions

Illustrates the survival conditions endured by the Inuit people in the Arctic region through photographs and commentaries written by the author about his life in the area since moving there in the 1960s.

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Author: Fred Bruemmer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1554700922

Category: History

Page: 279

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Illustrates the survival conditions endured by the Inuit people in the Arctic region through photographs and commentaries written by the author about his life in the area since moving there in the 1960s.