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Kirshenblatt, Mayer 1916-

Works: 6 works in 21 publications in 2 languages and 494 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS135.P62, 943.845
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Most widely held works by Mayer Kirshenblatt
Shtetl( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayer Kirshenblatt uses his paintings to illustrate as he talks about his childhood memories of life in his Polish village before the Jewish neighborhoods were emptied by the Nazis sending the Jews off to the death camps
They called me Mayer July : painted memories of a Jewish childhood in Poland before the Holocaust by Mayer Kirshenblatt( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2e de couv.: Intimate, humorous, and refreshingly candid, this extraordinary work is a remarkable record-in both words and images-of Jewish life in a Polish town before World War II as seen through the eyes of an inquisitive boy. Mayer Kirshenblatt, who was born in 1916 and left Poland for Canada in 1934, taught himself to paint at age 73. Since then, he has made it his mission to remember the world of his childhood in living color, "lest future generations know more about how Jews died than how they lived." This volume presents his lively paintings woven together with a marvelous narrative created from interviews that took place over forty years between Mayer and his daughter, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Together, father and daughter draw readers into a lost world-we roam the streets and courtyards of the town of Apt, witness details of daily life, and meet those who lived and worked there: the pregnant hunchback, who stood under the wedding canopy just hours before giving birth; the khayder teacher caught in bed with the drummer's wife; the cobbler's son, who was dressed in white pajamas all his life to fool the angel of death; the corpse that was shaved; and the couple who held a "black wedding" in the cemetery during a cholera epidemic. This moving collaboration-a unique blend of memoir, oral history, and artistic interpretation-is at once a labor of love, a tribute to a distinctive imagination, and a brilliant portrait of life in one Jewish home town
Ślimak, ślimak pokaż rogi by Mayer Kirshenblatt( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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They called me Mayer July : painted memories of a Jewish childhood in Poland before the Holocaust
Alternative Names
Mayer July

Mayer Kirshenblatt

Mayer Kirshenblatt artista polaco

Mayer Kirshenblatt Polish artist

Mayer Kirshenblatt Pools kunstschilder (1916-2009)

Mayer Lipiec

English (18)

Polish (3)