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Who Will Say Kaddish?
A Search for Jewish Identity in Contemporary Poland

Text by Larry Mayer with Photographs by Gary Gelb
With Forewords by Marc Riboud and Thane Rosenbaum

Cloth $39.95    |   0-8156-0719-9 / MAWW    |   2001

An exploration of the fragile resurgence of Jewish life—and identity—in post-communist Poland.

By the eve of the Holocaust, Poland was home to the second largest Jewish population in the world. By war’s end, its Jews had been decimated and their once-vibrant culture all but destroyed. The authors of this book revisit their roots to research a rumor that Jewish life is being rekindled in modern Poland. What they discover are three generations of Jews—Holocaust survivors and their offspring—with differing historical perspectives.

A sociocultural portrait—through interview, photography, reportage, and personal memoir—of the Jewish resurgence that has taken place since the fall of the communist regime in 1989. Who Will Say Kaddish? shows how each group explores the issue of ”Jewish” identity for themselves and for Poland at large.

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Larry Mayer is a writer and teacher. His articles have appeared in Hadassah and the Boston Phoenix. He is the son of Polish Holocaust survivors and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Gary Gelb’s photographs have appeared in Hadassah, Moment, Money, and Smart Money. He lives on Staten Island, New York.

6 x 9, 384 pages, 74 photographs, bibliography, glossary, index

Who Will Say Kiddish?

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