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Ein Ghetto im Osten. Wilna. 65 Bilder von M. Vorobeichic, eingeleitet von S. Chnéour
Orell Fussli Verlag, Zurich, Leipzig 1931 - Original orange and black publisher's photo-illustrated boards. First edition of Vorobeichic's pre-WWII photo-essay on Lithuanian Jews, with 65 black-and-white photographic images and photocollages. Lithuanian-born photographer Moshé Raviv-Vorobeichic trained at the Bauhaus in the 1920s and after studying at the École de Photo Ciné in Paris, returned to visit his family and photographed life in the Jewish community of Vilnius, Lithuania¿s capital. The result was Ein Ghetto im Osten, Wilna. A poignancy has been added in hindsight since it was made at the beginning of a desperate time for European Jewry. With preface by poet Zalman Chnéour in both Yiddish and German. "In the same year that his Paris was published, Moï Ver - under his real name of Moshé Vorobeichic- produced Ein Ghetto im Osten (A Ghetto in the East). Even more so than Paris, Ein Ghetto im Osten was ostensibly a documentary book, but as he had done in his view of the French city, Moï Ver once again used a variety of New Vision strategies, the most obvious being to take many images from upstairs windows looking on to the narrow streets of Vilnius's old Jewish quarter. This creates odd angles and a dynamic mise en scène for his pictures of people going about their everyday business on the street. He also introduced cinematic cutting and montaging techniques to heighten the interest. 7 pages in German, 64 leaves of photos, 7 pages in Yiddish. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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