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Last folio : a photographic memory = ein fotografisches Gedächtnis
Last folio : a photographic memory = ein fotografisches Gedächtnis
Dojc, Yuri, 1946- , photographer.
Publication Information:
Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, [2015]

Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
The first country to adopt Nazi Germany's anti-Jewish policies, Slovakia transported three-quarters of its Jewish population to concentration camps in a matter of months, including Yuri Dojc's grandfather. Many years later, Dojc returned to his ancestor's home, camera in hand. Serendipity led him to an abandoned Jewish school in eastern Slovakia, where time had stood still since the day in 1943 when all those attending were taken away to the camps. What he found inside, as well as in the abandoned synagogues and cemeteries he visited, were the remnants of a dynamic culture that disappeared in an instant. These haunting photographs of decaying books, fragments of the Torah, splintered gravestones and the vacant, crumbling building, evoke a lost way of life. The photographs' vibrant colours, exquisite detail and near abstract composition tell us more about how the people lived than how they died.
General Note:
"An earlier version of Last Folio, by Yuri Dojc and Katya Krausova, was published in paperback by Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana in 2011"--Colophon.

"Dojc's Last Folio exhibition opened at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City in March 2011. It has since been seen at numerous other venues on both sides fo the Atlantic.In 2015 Last Folio will be seen at the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia, the United Nations in New York, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the National Library in Berlin, the Museum of Tolerance in Moscow and at the Tufts University Art Gallery in Boston"--Page 123.
Preface = Vorwort -- The journey = Die Reise / Katya Krausova -- Last Folio -- All that remains = Was bleibt / Azar Nafisi -- Be courageous! be sad! = Seid mutig! Seid traurig! / Steven Uhly -- Jews in Slovakia = Jüdisches Leben in der Slowakei -- Biographies = Biografien.
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