ed, luminous photographs of Polish Jewish life in the 1920s by an undiscovered master. Alter Kacyzne was born in Vilna in 1894 and died during a Ukrainian pogrom in 1941.
ed, luminous photographs of Polish Jewish life in the 1920s by an undiscovered master. A poet, dramatist, journalist, and photographer, he was a central figure in Warsaw's Yiddish cultural world.
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award In 1921, photographer Alter Kacyzne was comissioned by the New York Yiddish daily. Poyln is brilliantly evocative of a significant slice of Jewish reality. During the 1920s and 30s he was a central figure in Warsaw's lively Yiddish cultural scene and his photographic studio was a local landmark.
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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. This is the story of a way of life that is no more. Thrilling book that had a 90 year old picture in it of my wife's uncle who was waiting to leave Poland for America. A slice of the old country. com User, January 29, 2005. Alter Kacyzne was more than a photographer, recording the life and culture of the Jewish people of Warsaw and the provinces, he was a Poet, Author, Playwright, and after the Nazi invasion, a voice of resistance.
Kacyzne, Alter, 1885-1941. Contains a reproduction of photographs taken by Alter Kacyzne portraying pre-World War II Polish Jewish communities. Includes bibliographical references
Kacyzne, Alter, 1885-1941. New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 1999 Includes bibliographical references. Includes bibliographical references. Keywords and Subjects.
Home Kacyzne, Alter Poyln; Jewish Life In The Old Country. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Oblong 8vo; 160 p. Bookseller Inventory 38143. Poyln; Jewish Life In The Old Country. Published by Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1999. Condition: NF Soft cover. Ask Seller a Question. Bibliographic Details. Title: Poyln; Jewish Life In The Old Country. Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York. Publication Date: 1999. Book Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket.
When the New York Yiddish newspaper The Jewish Daily Forward published Alter Kacyzne's photographs of shtetl life . No one knew this work would be his final legacy.
No one knew this work would be his final legacy.
Alter Kacyzne (31 May 1885 in Vilnius, Russian Empire – 7 July 1941 in Ternopil, General Government for the Occupied Polish Territories) was a Jewish (Yiddish) writer, poet and photographer. One of the most significant contributors to Jewish-Polish cultural life in the first half of the 20th century. Among other things, he is particularly known as a photographer whose work immortalised Jewish life in Poland in the 1920s and 1930s.
In 1921, photographer Alter Kacyzne was comissioned by the New York Yiddish daily, Forverts, to document images of Jewish life in the "old country. Kacyzne's assignment was to become 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, prayer groups and summer camps-.
Jewish people, Jewish customs in Poland, Jewish daily life, contemporary dress, household interiors, family rituals . Year: 1977, 269 p. Poyln : Jewish life in the old country 1st American ed. by Kacyzne, Alter, 1885-1941.
Jewish people, Jewish customs in Poland, Jewish daily life, contemporary dress, household interiors, family rituals, religious celebrations,special customs.