Rediscovering Traces of Memory
The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia [Second edition]
Jonathan Webber and by Chris Schwarz and Jason Francisco
Chris Schwarz was an acclaimed British photojournalist whose intellectual curiosity led him to travel widely and investigate a great range of topics. In Poland, where he teamed up with Jonathan Webber to work on the Traces of Memory project and in 2004 opened the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków to showcase his photographs as a way of bringing the story of the Jewish heritage in Polish Galicia to Poland and to the world. He died in 2007.
Jonathan Webber is UNESCO Professor of Jewish and Interfaith Studies at the University of Birmingham, and was formerly Fellow in Jewish Social Studies at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Lecturer in Social Anthroplogy, University of Oxford. He is editor of JASO: Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford and the author of three other books to be published by the Littman Library: Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia and Traces of Memory: The Ruins of Jewish Civilization in Polish Galicia, both in collaboration with photographer Chris Schwarz, and Time, Memory, and Historical Consciousness in the Jewish Tradition: The 1997 Cadbury Lectures.
Author’s Prologue A Photographer’s View Map of Polish Galicia Introduction 1. Life in Ruins 2. Glimpses of the Jewish Culture that Once Was 3. The Holocaust: Sites of Massacre and Destruction 4. How the Past Is Being Remembered 5. The Revival of Jewish Life Epilogue A Note on Galicia, Place Names, and Sources Index
Size: 210 x 218 mm
1 map and 100 colour illustrations
Publication: June 30, 2018
Series: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization