Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman

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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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Polish Jews 1979 Natan Cywiak (r) with a congregational member sharing a joke after Shabbat services in the Warsaw Beit Midrash (doorway left). January 1979

2020-01-17T00:39:08+00:00January 17th, 2020|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

A local resident watching the 78th anniversary ceremonies taking place inside the area that was once a barn where the Jews of Jedwabne were herded into and burned alive by their neighbors. Jedwabne, Poland, July 9, 2019.

2020-01-10T05:49:07+00:00January 10th, 2020|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

The latest copy, June 21, 1975, of Folks-Sztyme (People’s Voice), the last of Poland’s Yiddish newspapers, being displayed in the office of editor Samuel Tenenblatt (seated, 1933-1982), Warsaw, Poland, 1975. First published in Polish Jews: The Final Chapter (1977), page 54.

2020-01-03T20:44:05+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

Polish Jews 1978 Preparing for Friday night services in the Remu Synagogue by lighting Shabbos and yahrzeit candles. Krakow, Poland. December 1978

2019-12-27T01:43:41+00:00December 27th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

Karolina Jakowenko with 2 month old Jakub at the opening of the Carol Englynder and Daniel Libeskind exhibition held outside of the former Auschwitz concentration camp, Oswiecim, Poland, July 1, 2019.

2019-12-20T00:53:58+00:00December 20th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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