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Landscapes of Jewish Experience (Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry)

By Lawrence Langer
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  • Author: Lawrence Langer
  • Publisher: Brand: Pucker Gallery/Brandeis
  • Edition: 1st
Samuel Bak (b. 1933, Vilna) is an artist and Holocaust survivor; he and his mother were among the few thousand Jews of Vilna who were liberated by the Soviet army in July 1944. His father was shot a few days before the liberation. The present album consists of 20 paintings commissioned as a project to explore the "landscapes of Jewish experience" theme - Jewish images such as the Tablets of the Law, the Magen David, the Tree of Life. These paintings capture the modern experience as defined by the Holocaust. Pp. 2-28 contain the essay by Langer, and the rest of the album presents the paintings with Langer's commentary.

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