Last Folio: Textures Of Jewish Life In Slovakia by Yuri DojcLast Folio: Textures Of Jewish Life In Slovakia by Yuri Dojc

Last Folio: Textures Of Jewish Life In Slovakia

byYuri Dojc, Katya Krausova

Paperback | April 21, 2011

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Last Folio features stunning photographs taken by Yuri Dojc of once-vibrant Jewish communities throughout Slovakia. Dojc's photographic journey began in an abandoned school in Bardejov where time had stood still since the day in 1942 when its students were taken to concentration camps. The books were still there, along with student essays marked with corrections and school reports-all disintegrating on dusty shelves. Dojc's eloquent photographs treat the decaying books as survivors, the last witnesses to what had been a thriving culture. Last Folio also includes portraits of aging Slovak Holocaust survivors and images of the poignant ruins of schools, synagogues, mikvahs, and cemeteries. With texts by Lucia Faltin, Katya Krausova, David G. Marwell, and Azar Nafisi, Last Folio presents a stirring tribute to a vanished culture.

Yuri Dojc is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work is included in the collections of the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Canada, and the National Museum of Slovakia. An emigre to Canada from Czechoslovakia, he received a medal of honor from the Slovak Ambassador to the United States in 2001 for We Endured, a...
Title:Last Folio: Textures Of Jewish Life In SlovakiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.4 inPublished:April 21, 2011Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253223776

ISBN - 13:9780253223777

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Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments and Sponsors
Photographic Memory David G. Marwell
The Journey Katya Krausova
Map of Slovakia
All That Remain Azar Nafisi
Plates
Last Folio: In the Context of History and Memory Lucia Faltin
Survivors
Jews in Slovakia: A Chronology
Biographies

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"[This book] is visually stunning and verbally bold." -Canadian Jewish News