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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 2014 Brit Milah (Bris) of 8-day-old Aaron Yosef Kowalski at the Isaac Synagogue in Krakow, Poland. The Isaac Synagogue was built in 1644. July 2014.

Polish Jews 1975 Boarded and locked Nozyk Synagogue, exterior with couple. Used as a stable by the Nazi Germans, the Nozyk was the only synagogue in Warsaw to remain intact thru the Holocaust. June 1975

2019-09-20T06:09:53+00:00September 20th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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|

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