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Unidentified Photographer,
Roman Vishniac

[Postcard from Roman Vishniac in Warsaw to his daughter Mara in Riga]

Date 1938
Location Warsaw Poland
Dimensions Image (paper): 5 9/16 x 3 15/16 in. (14.1 x 10 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Vishniac sent this postcard to this daughter Mara after visiting Zbaszyn, a Polish border town where thousands of Jews were living in horrific conditions, following the expulsion of Polish Jews from Germany: “I just came back from an area where a lot of Jews had it really bad...There are many unhappy Jews, and among them even girls your age....You, my darling, have to thank God for the help he is granting to us provisionally and always be kind and nice, and appreciate this fortune so he will always grant his help.”


© Mara Vishniac Kohn

Credit line

Collection Mara Vishniac Kohn

Feedback Accession No. mvk.e.195.2011