February 22 @ 7:00 pm
Film Still Credit: Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley
7pm ET | In-Person at Cincinnati Skirball Museum
2023 ∙ Documentary ∙ 93 minutes ∙ English, German ∙ Laura Bialis
Executive Producers: Nancy Spielberg, Ori Eisen, Mirit Eisen, Taube Philanthropies, Maimonides Fund
He was difficult, flamboyant, and brilliant. Photographer and scientist Roman Vishniac captured
iconic images of Jewish life – from the cafes of pre-war Berlin to the shtetls of Eastern Europe —
all before fleeing Nazi Germany to reinvent himself in America. Told through the eyes of his daughter Mara, this documentary reconstructs his dramatic life, complicated relationships, and breathtaking legacy.
February 20 – March 17 | Skirball Museum
Spotlight on Roman Vishniac
In the second-floor lobby of Mayerson Hall, photographs, books, posters, and documents from the collections of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Klau Library amplify the life and work of this versatile and innovative photographer.
Presenting Partners: Cincinnati Skirball Museum and Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion