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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7:55 am 02/14/20

Historian and Holocaust survivor Marian Turski reviewing papers before speaking at Hillel Warszawa shortly after the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Warsaw, Poland, April 2018.

2020-02-14T07:55:39+00:00February 14th, 2020|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

4:36 pm 02/07/20

Max Horowitz (Maksymilian Horowic 1916-1982) on tram returning home to Nowa Huta after kiddush and Shabbat services in the Remu synagogue, Krakow, Poland, April, 1979. Signage of Lenin profile through tram window.

2020-02-07T16:36:33+00:00February 7th, 2020|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

12:00 am 01/31/20

A Roma woman who lives with her extended family in the former home of the Kotsker Rebbe, Kock, Poland, 1975. The large wooden building also housed a school. First published in Polish Jews: The Final Chapter (1977), page 104.

2020-01-31T16:17:27+00:00January 31st, 2020|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

4:06 pm 01/24/20

Father and son before the Ride for the Living, main entrance at Birkenau, Oswiecim, Poland, June 28, 2019

2020-01-24T16:06:14+00:00January 24th, 2020|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

12:00 am 01/17/20

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|

5:47 am 01/10/20

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|