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Roman Vishniac’s Berlin

Exhibition Catalog

This is the first book to present Roman Vishniac’s photographs of Berlin – the unknown early oeuvre of one of the master photographers of the twentieth century. The images are accompanied by Mara Vishniac Kohn’s sensitive memoirs of her father and her childhood in Berlin.

Photographer Roman Vishniac came to fame with the book A Vanished World, which features photographs of the world of eastern European Jews. Vishniac lived in the German capital from 1920 to 1939 and captured many scenes of everyday life, including people on the streets, Berlin stock characters, friends, family, and Jewish institutions.


  • Roman Vishniacs Berlin
    132 pages with over 90 duotone photographs,
    Nicolai Verlag
    Berlin 2005

    ISBN: 978-3-89479-256-5

  • Editors

    James Howard Fraser, Mara Vishniac Kohn,
    and Aubrey Pomerance
    for the Jewish Museum Berlin

  • Contributing Writers

    James Howard Fraser, Aubrey Pomerance,
    Mara Vishniac Kohn

  • Translation

    Michael Ebmeyer

  • Price

    24.90 euros

Cover of the catalog for the exhibition “Roman Vishniac’s Berlin”, historical black and white photograph of a small group of troops wearing large coats marching on a foggy day.

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