A Vanished World.
London: Allen Lane, 1984. Second printing of this fascinating photo-book. In hardback in brown boards, under original unclipped dust jacket. Foreword by Elie Wiesel, himself a Jewish prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. This book is illustrated with a comprehensive selection (180) of Vishniac's celebrated photographs of the Jews of Eastern Europe in the lead up to World War Two. Many of the photos are are full-page. The images were taken secretly, under difficult circumstances, between 1934 and 1939, and the negatives smuggled out sewn in to clothing etc. It is not an over statement to say that these photographs remain important to preserve for posterity unforgettable images of pre-war Jewish life. Unpaginated [96 pages]. 315 x 315 mm