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  • Genre:PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Subjects & Themes / Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:140
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781732174931

Dobromyl's Wall of Memory

by Katarzyna Sosnowska-Gizinska

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Overview
During the Nazi nightmare, the Gestapo confiscated a certain house in Dobromyl. Using slave labor, the Nazis demanded that the Jewish gravestones be dragged down from the hill where the old Jewish cemetery was located to create a walkway around the house. Over 100 large heavy solid stone engraved Jewish gravestones, some face up and some face down, were brought to serve the muddy books of the Nazis. The gravestones remained as a walkway for over 70 years, until 2016, when they were "liberated" and brought back to the land on which the Jewish cemetery stood. A Wall of Memory was built from the gravestones. This book of photographs tells the story, and offers a glimpe of the town of Dobromyl, a former shtetl in Ukraine.
Description
During the Nazi nightmare, the Gestapo confiscated a certain house in Dobromyl. Using slave labor, the Nazis demanded that the Jewish gravestones be dragged down from the hill where the old Jewish cemetery was located to create a walkway around the house. Over 100 large heavy solid stone engraved Jewish gravestones, some face up and some face down, were brought to serve the muddy books of the Nazis. The gravestones remained as a walkway for over 70 years, until 2016, when they were "liberated" and brought back to the land on which the Jewish cemetery stood. A Wall of Memory was built from the gravestones. This book of photographs tells the story, and offers a glimpe of the town of Dobromyl, a former shtetl in Ukraine. Photographer Katarzyna Sosnowska-Gizinska captures the beauty and former beauty of the town, as well as a the tragic history of the Holocaust--and one response to its memory.
About the author
Katarzyna Sosnowska-Gizinska has done post-graduate work in the Polish Academy of Sciences, earning her a certificate in Polish-Jewish Studies. She is a photographer, web designer and videographer.
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