This Very Stone Shall Be a Witness

This Very Stone Shall Be a Witness : The Jewish Cemetery in Wielkie Oczy

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This book is an expansion of the author's previous work, privately published in the Polish language. This Stone Shall Be a Witness: The Jewish Cemetery in Wielkie Oczy is a descriptive and historical analysis of the art, iconography and inscriptions of gravestones in the Jewish cemetery in Wielkie Oczy a small village in southeastern Poland. It is a stunning and groundbreaking work by Andrzej Trzcinski, professor emeritus of Maria curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, a world authority and Poland's best known, most distinguished expert on the topic of traditional Jewish art, especially cemetery, sepulchral art in the Ashkenazi tradition. This publication will be of significant importance to people from around the world who are interested in the local monuments of material culture and enthusiats of Wielkie Oczy's past. It is also a resource for Jewish genealogists for whom it will be an important source of knowledge about the past of their families. Lastly, an important task of this work is its potential impact on standards of documenting Jewish cemeteries in Poland.
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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 216 x 216 x 20mm | 662g
  • English
  • 098944323X
  • 9780989443234
  • 1,564,363

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"Professor Andrzej Trzciński is a world authority and Poland's best known, most distinguished
expert on the topic of traditional Jewish art, especially cemetery traditions. Sepulchral art is an area of his special interest. This publication will be of significant importance to local historians, to enthusiasts of Wielkie Oczy's past, and to numerous people from around the world who are interested in the local monuments of material culture. Undoubtedly, the book will also be used by Jewish genealogists, for whom this type of publication is an important source of knowledge about the past of their families. Finally, an important task of this work is its potential impact on standards of documenting Jewish cemeteries in Poland."

Marcin Wodziński
Professor of Jewish History and Literature
University of Wroclaw
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