Wall with framed black and white photos


An Eradicated Jewish World
Photographs by Alter Kacyzne

The photographic exhibition Poyln: An Eradicated Jewish World was on display at the Jewish Museum Berlin from February 2 to April 7, 2002.

Past exhibition

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, level 1
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Developed by the Aufbau Publishing Company, Berlin, the exhibition presented photographs by the Polish photographer and poet, Alter Kacyzne, who was commissioned by the New York-based Yiddish newspaper Forverts in the 1920s to document life in the Polish shtetls. These are pictures of a lost home, later destroyed once and for all by the National Socialists. The exhibition was developed in cooperation with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York.

The black and white photo shows several boys in caps sitting close together at a table. In front of them are open books, behind them stands a man and points to a line of text

Poster for the exhibition Poyln

Exhibition Information at a Glance

  • When 2 Feb to 7 Apr 2002
  • Where Old Building, level 1
    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
    See location on map

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