Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman

//Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman

International award-winning photographer Chuck Fishman has been involved in Polish Jewish life for more than 40 years. His first monograph, Polish Jews: The Final Chapter, was published in 1977 in the United States. His photographs have appeared on the covers of Time, Life, Fortune, Newsweek, The London Sunday Times and The Economist. His work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; the United Nations; POLIN: The Museum of the History of Polish Jews; and The Studio Museum in Harlem. He has earned prestigious World Press Photo Foundation medals four times. We are thrilled and honored to be able to present each week one of Chuck’s iconic photos of Polish Jewish life.
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Congregants children seeing the Torah in the ark after services. EcChaim Synagogue Warsaw 2013.

2019-09-13T04:47:42+00:00September 13th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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Chaim Elia Leder in his room in Lublin. Leder received a small monthly pension from the government and tried supplementing his income by sewing. In 1975, he was one of approximately 30 Jews remaining in Lublin. In 1941, there were 45,000. June, 1975.

2019-09-06T06:34:10+00:00September 6th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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Polish Jews 2013 6 yr. old Mordechai Michelashvili and father Gavriel in Nozyk Synagogue morning service. Sept. 2013.

2019-08-29T06:09:39+00:00August 30th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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Polish Jews 1979. Weekly Tuesday morning selling of “kosher” meat in the basement of the “Kehilla” (building where the official Jewish community has an office and kosher soup kitchen. “It’s as kosher as possible, here (meaning in Poland).” quote by the butcher/ritual slaughterer (shochate). May, 1979. Krakow, Poland.

2019-08-22T23:09:07+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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Shabbat services in the only Beit Midrash (prayer room) in Warsaw, adjacent to the unused Nozyk synagogue. The only synagogue to survive WWII (it was used as a stable by the Germans), the Nozyk is unused (1979) because it is too big and cold for the few people who come to pray. January 1979.

2019-08-16T04:50:25+00:00August 16th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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Arriving for Friday night services in the courtyard of Krakow’s Remu synagogue. Mr. Lemper (in tri-cycle). June 1983

2019-08-09T04:45:39+00:00August 9th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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