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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Following a memorial service in the once Jewish cemetery of Szczucyn, where 600 Jews were killed in a 1941 pogrom, Gennady Levin, musician of the Shomer-International Association for Judeo-Christian dialogue, plays saxophone while service participants walk further into the former cemetery where a local man had recently made his own makeshift memorial of gathered broken tombstones (matzevot). Szczucyn, Poland, July 10, 2019.

2019-12-13T20:57:01+00:00December 13th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman, POLIN Museum|

Auschwitz survivor Marian Majerowicz, at home w/medal given him by Pope Francis 3 days earlier (“He kissed me 3 times” said Majerowicz about his encounter with the pope.) Warsaw, Poland, August 1, 2016.

2019-11-29T11:07:23+00:00November 29th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

Polish Jews Learning Hebrew in room next to the kosher kitchen at Ulica Twarda 6 in Warsaw. Bottom-top: Zenon Stowik (8), Gerard Frukowski (11), and unknown adult. December 1978.

2019-11-22T14:53:57+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

Polish Jews 2014 Jerzy Kichler, 66, at the White Stork Synagogue in Wroclaw. Kichler was both president of Wroclaw’s Jewish Community and President of the Union of Religious Jewish Communities in Poland and was involved in the renovation of the synagogue. June 2014.

2019-11-13T02:20:17+00:00November 8th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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