Archive of pre-Holocaust Jewish images digitized

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 26, 2014 at 8:08 pm •  Published: August 26, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — A vast archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.

The International Center of Photography in New York and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday announced the joint creation of a digital database to facilitate access to photographer Roman Vishniac's archive.

Vishniac was a Russian-born Jew who moved to Berlin in 1920. He documented the rise of Nazi power and its effect on Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe.

The International Center of Photography said it believes the project "represents a new model for digital archives" and it's excited to bring Vishniac's collection to a wider audience.

"Our shared goal is to make the images available for further identification and research, deepening our knowledge of Vishniac's work and the people and places he recorded in his images," said the center's executive director, Mark Lubell.

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