architectural photographer, David Kaufman, has made nine trips to Poland and
western Ukraine to photograph the remnants of Jewish life that remain following
the destruction of local Jewish communities under the Nazis and in the Soviet
era. Kaufman's large scale, highly detailed images of synagogues and
cemeteries, architecture and streetscapes, are a testament to the rich, varied
lives led by Jews in cities and towns over centuries and a reminder of the
challenges in preserving Jewish material culture in countries that have few
Jews today and meager resources.
On exhibit in the Yiddish
Book Center's Brechner Gallery April 28 through October.