Author: Maia-Mari Sutnik
Publisher: Other Distribution
Release Date: 2015-01
A selection of Polish Jewish photographer Henryk Ross's surviving secret Lótz Ghetto images, prints and archival materials from the permanent collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario vividly reflects the Holocaust's realities and tragedies.
The newly discovered diary of a Polish teenager in the Lodz ghetto during World War II—originally published by Jewish Family & Children’s Services of San Francisco, now available in a revised, illustrated, and beautifully designed trade edition. After more than seventy years in obscurity, the diary of a teenage girl during the Holocaust has been revealed for the first time. Rywka’s Diary is at once an astonishing historical document and a moving tribute to the many ordinary people whose lives were forever altered by the Holocaust. At its heart, it is the diary of a girl named Rywka Lipszyc who detailed the brutal conditions that Jews in the Lodz ghetto, the second largest in Poland, endured under the Nazis: poverty, hunger and malnutrition, religious oppression, and, in Rywka’s case, the death of her parents and siblings. Handwritten in a school notebook between October 1943 and April 1944, the diary ends literally in mid-sentence. What became of Rywka is a mystery. A Red Army doctor found her notebook in Auschwitz after its liberation in 1945 and took it back with her to the Soviet Union. Rywka’s Diary is also a moving coming-of-age story, in which a young woman expresses her curiosity about the world and her place in it and reflects on her relationship with God—a remarkable affirmation of her commitment to Judaism and her faith in humanity. Interwoven into this carefully translated diary are photographs, news clippings, maps, and commentary from Holocaust scholars and the girl’s surviving relatives, which provide an in-depth picture of both the conditions of Rywka's life and the mysterious end to her diary. Moving and illuminating, told by a brave young girl whose strong and charismatic voice speaks for millions, Rywka’s Diary is an extraordinary addition to the history of the Holocaust and World War II.
Author: Zapruder, Alexandra
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Literary Collections
This stirring collection of diaries written by young people, aged twelve to twenty-two years, during the Holocaust is given new life in this enhanced e-book. Featuring a wealth of content including photographs of the writers and their families, images of the original diaries, artwork made by the writers, historical documents, glossary terms, maps, survivor testimony (some available for the first time), and video of the author teaching key passages, this revised and updated version of the seminal National Jewish Book Award winner preserves the impressions, emotions, and eyewitness reportage of young people whose accounts of daily events and often unexpected thoughts, ideas, and feelings serve to deepen and complicate our understanding of life during the Holocaust. This updated edition includes a new preface by Alexandra Zapruder examining the book’s history and impact. Additionally, an in-depth, interdisciplinary curriculum in history, literature, and writing developed by the author and a team of teachers, working in cooperation with the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves, is now available to support use of the book in middle- and high-school classrooms.
Author: Ruth Ellen Gruber
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2007
Thoroughly expanded and updated, a unique travel guide to various locales throughout Eastern Europe reviews the Jewish experience in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, the former Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria, as well as new sections on Austria, Ukraine, and Lithuania, with information on Jewish communities, historical sites, hotels, and restaurants. Original.
Author: Henri Matisse
Publisher: MFA Publications
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Published to accompany the Royal Academy exhibition 'Matisse in the Studio', this book is the first in English to explore the essential role that Henri Matisse's personal collection of objects played in his studio practice. Featured frequently in the modern master's bold paintings, drawings, and cut-outs, and influencing the development of his work in sculpture, Matisse's objects formed a secret history hiding in plain sight. Works that span the artist's entire career are presented here alongside the objects that inspired them, from Asian vases and African masks to intricate textiles from the Islamic world. With lush illustrations and archival images, Matisse in the Studio provides exceptional insights into the world of the artist at work.
Presented in a graphic novel format, a memoir of the author's experience of growing up in the 1950s with Holocaust survivor parents describes their memories of family members lost in the war and the author's observations about memory and loss.
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Release Date: 2005
Thirty of the most exquisite automobiles ever designed, from Bugattis and Mercedes of the 1930s to modern-day Porsches and Ferraris, from one of the world's most renowned collections. The introduction by celebrated designer Lauren traces links between the cars and his own designs.
A tale inspired by Claude Monet's Water Lilies masterpieces features a lovely but vain frog, Antoinette, who engages in increasingly determined antics in her effort to be featured in a famous artist's paintings of a pond in Giverny.