Ira Nowinski collection, ca. 1965-2000


Ira Nowinski collection, ca. 1965-2000

The collection consists of two major subdivisions. The first is negatives and prints from Nowinski's Holocaust collection totalling some 6,250 images and 1,548 prints, and includes the following projects: "In fitting memory; the art and politics of Holocaust memorials," the Segal Holocaust Memorial, the 50th anniversary Warsaw ghetto uprising, and the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The second subdivision is Judaica photographs, totalling some 8,905 images. This segment includes three projects: the Karaite Jews, Israel, and the Soviet Jews of San Francisco.

10 linear ft.; (ca. 15,000 photographs and negatives)


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