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Author: Samuel Barnai

1 The Early Postwar Years Jewish life during the early postwar years in Lithuania can be divided into several stages. The first began just after the liberation of the country from Nazi occupation, and lasted until 1948. This period was a time of the revival of the Jewish community, the

In: The History of Jews in Lithuania

even liberal, republic of individuals, which emphasized the centrality of the individual and his right to conduct his life according to his own interpretation of the terms of religion and tradition. This dramatic new move was best expressed by the phrase “Be a Jew at home and a Man outside”, formulated

In: The History of Jews in Lithuania

for the fact that he made two portraits of a young Illinois politician who would soon do well— Abraham Lincoln. 11 He had an early life of deprivation—his father died when Alfred was five. 12 From this immigrant background, Alfred made something of himself. He worked his way through the Armour

In: IMAGES
Author: Bruce Thompson

the street paintings of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the most famous of which, Der Potsdamer Platz (1914) is set in the milieu of the Wertheim store. Simmel’s famous essays “The Metropolis and Mental Life” and “The Stranger” provide the interpretive keys to Kirchner’s representation of a street life that

In: IMAGES

) notebook, Kaplan wrote: “Continuation of my life-scroll” and added: “The scroll of the one is the scroll of everyone, since there is nothing in the whole but what is in one person.” He was, by nature, a democratic man who saw himself as living among his brethren, his life reflecting theirs. He was

In: European Journal of Jewish Studies
Author: Matthew Baigell

entertaining ghetto scenes, as in the paintings of Jerome Myers and George Luks rather than those showing this particular underside of immigrant life. As a result, sweatshop scenes were left to journalist photogra- phers such as Jacob Riis and left-wing artists such as William Gropper whose works evolved from

In: IMAGES

in the United States, Remember and Save archivists (who call themselves activists) are volunteer workers, including the Executive Director. A feeling of urgency motivates these activist-archivists, reflected in the remarks posted on the website of Remember and Save: “Time is running out. Many

In: IMAGES

portraits play a role in the construction of the collective memory of a Hasidic master and promote speci fi c modes of visu- alization. Finally, the social life of pictures—their production, distribution, collection, and the long shadow they cast over future representation—o ff ers insight into the various

In: IMAGES

not rounded up and sent off to concentration camps, they were killed in their own living quarters turned into a living hell. After the liberation of the Ghetto, the corpses were not transported to any of the cemeteries on the outskirts of the city, but, uniquely, were put to rest in a mass grave in

In: IMAGES
Author: Einat Davidi

of Jewish history and that the corpus of autos sacramentales presented here is a most intense expression of this connection. 31 However, from another perspective, the link between theater and religious life in the seventeenth century in the Jewish community of Amsterdam was greater than this same

In: European Journal of Jewish Studies