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Hasidic man wearing a shtreimel (fur hat) on the Sabbath, Kazimierz, Krakow

A man purchases herring for Shabbat in Mukacevo. (photo: Roman Vishniac)

A man purchases herring for Shabbat in Mukacevo. (photo: Roman Vishniac)

Dlugosiodlo. A man sits for an informal portrait with a child in his home. 'Hirsh Neyman. An unfortunate man.'

A man sits for an informal portrait with a child in his home. An unfortunate man.

Warsaw, Poland, A Jew in the street. Taken by the German photographer Willi George in the summer of 1941. The photographs are unique in that they were not staged, but showed the ghetto as it truly was.

Warsaw, Poland, A Jew in the street. Taken by the German photographer Willi George in the summer of The photographs are unique in that they were not staged, but showed the ghetto as it truly was.

Holocaust survivors making matzoh after liberation, Displaced Persons' Camp, Germany, 1947. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography.

Holocaust survivors making matzoh after liberation, Displaced Persons' Camp, Germany © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

Poland, 1939: Portrait of an old Jewish man obtained from cropping a larger group photo. With the occupation of Poland, the Germans became "custodians" of 2.5 million of largely poor Jews -- i.e. the type Nazi Jewish "experts" identified as the "lowest quality" of such "pests." In the ensuing 3 and 1/2 years, the Holocaust consumed the Polish Jewish population almost to the last.

Poland, 1939: Portrait of an old Jewish man obtained from cropping a larger group photo. With the occupation of Poland, the Germans became "custodians" of 2.5 million of largely poor Jews -- i.e. the type Nazi Jewish "experts" identified as the "lowest quality" of such "pests." In the ensuing 3 and 1/2 years, the Holocaust consumed the Polish Jewish population almost to the last.

Ephraim and Johanna Rosenbaum pose with their baby daughter Betty. Her biological family died at Sobibor and her adoptive father, Jan Hageman, was executed as a member of the resistance.

Ephraim and Johanna Rosenbaum pose with their baby daughter Betty. Her biological family died at Sobibor and her adoptive father, Jan Hageman, was executed as a member of the resistance.

jewish shtetl life in poland - Google Search

The Holocaust by bullets - Shoah Memorial

Title:Karczew. Portrait of an elderly furrier at work.Description:Karczew. Portrait of an elderly furrier at work.

Portrait of an elderly furrier at work. Portrait of an elderly furrier at work.

Jewish Man, Poland. A vanished world.

Head of middle-aged, bearded, Jewish man from Poland in cap & jacket. Location: Poland Date taken: 1938 Photographer: John Phillip

“Byale (Biała Podlaska, Lublin province), 1926. Father and son. To protect himself from the Evil One, Leyzer Bawół, the blacksmith, will not say how old he is, but he must be over one hundred. Now his son does the smithing and the old man has become a doctor. He sets broken arms and legs.”  Photo by Alter Kacyzne.

“Byale (Biała Podlaska, Lublin province), 1926. Father and son. To protect himself from the Evil One, Leyzer Bawół, the blacksmith, will not say how old he is, but he must be over one hundred. Now his son does the smithing and the old man has become a doctor. He sets broken arms and legs.” Photo by Alter Kacyzne.