Lost & Found - A Family Photo Album
October 25, 2018 - March 10, 2019
Rosenberg & Winnick Galleries
Lost & Found tells the remarkable story of a photo album assembled in the decades before World War II, smuggled out of the wartime Kovno Ghetto by its Jewish creator, hidden for three generations by a non-Jewish Lithuanian family, re-discovered and, after sleuthing spanning four countries, returned in 2016 to the family’s descendants.
The album’s creator was Anna Warshawska, a teacher, singer and member of a publishing family. The album’s 113 photographs, displayed together here for the first time, evoke the Jewish cultural life that flourished in the urban centers of Eastern Europe between the wars. The exhibition realizes the hope of one of Anna’s last acts before her deportation to a death camp – to preserve the images and memory of her family for future generations.
Lost & Found is presented in cooperation with The International Centre for Litvak Photography, Kaunas; and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York.
The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Azrieli Foundation, the Rosenblatt Charitable Trust, and the Smart Family Foundation NY. Additional support has been provided by the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and by patrons and friends of Yeshiva University Museum.
For more info, visit http://www.yumuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming/lost-found-a-family-photo-a...
DateSunday, March 10, 2019
VenueYeshiva University Museum
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York NY