Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012 by Loli Kantor

Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012 by Loli Kantor

Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012 by Loli KantorThe book at Amazon

Loli Kantor is the daughter of Holocaust survivors who lost nearly their entire families, and her desire to reconnect with her family’s history first took her to Poland in 2004. As she photographed her parents’ hometowns and grappled with the destruction and grief of the past, her vision gradually widened beyond the personal to focus on the signs of the rebirth of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe.

Over eight years, she traveled in the Ukraine, as well as Poland, Romania, and the Czech Republic, photographing Jews in their everyday lives and listening to their stories in their homes, synagogues, and communities.

Source: Jewish Book Council

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