Alte Nicholaikirche am Römerberg
Sunday, November 1, 1981 to Tuesday, November 24, 1981

Das Gesicht der verlorenen Welt – Juden in Osteuropa – Photographien von Roman Vishniac (1933-1940)

(The face of the vanished world – Jews in Eastern Europe – Photographs by Roman Vishniac (1933-1940), was organized by the Frankfurter Kunstverein (art society) and shown in the Alte Nicholaikirche am Römerberg. Involved in the planning were also the Kommunales Kino (communal cinema), Gesellschaft fuer Christlich-Juedische Zusammenarbeit (association for Christian-Jewish cooperation), WIZO (Women’s International Zionist Organization) and the Arbeitskreis “Kirche und Israel” (work group “Church and Israel”). Vishniac and his wife came to Frankfurt for the opening of his exhibition and met with the audience on Nov 3 for a talk / discussion where Vishniac explained and commented on his pictures. Further, the exhibition was paired with other events such as the showing of the Erwin Leiser movies about Vishniac, Isaac Bashevis Singer and “Mein Kampf”, a presentation and discussion of Yiddish language, literature and music as well as a discussion about Eastern European Jewry.