Exhibition: Jewish Album
Photographs by Rita Ostrovska
The exhibition »Jewish Album. Photographs by Rita Ostrovska« shows selected photographs of the series »Jews in the Ukraine« and »Emigrants« in the Dubnow Institute.
The artist Rita Ostrovska was born in Kiev in 1953 and studied in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Kiev. The renowned artist’s work has been exhibited around the world and is contained in numerous art collections.
From 1989 until her emigration in 2001, she photographed traditional sites of Jewish life in the Ukraine, the »shtetls,« and the changes these underwent following the mass emigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union. Since 1993, Rita Ostrovska moreover photographically documented the lives of Jewish emigrants from the former Soviet Union after their arrival in the USA, Israel, and Germany. She also documented her own family’s emigration from the Ukraine, their life in transit, and their arrival in Kassel.
Next guiding tours
Friday, 7 October, 11 a.m.
Friday, 14 October, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, 19 October, 15.30 p.m.
Next guiding tour: 7 October 2022, noon
Exhibition within the project »Shifting Knowledge. The Impact and Repercussion of Emigration from Eastern Europe on Jewish Studies since the 1960s«.
This Project is financed by the Saxon State government out of the State budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.