Press Release

19 May 2022

Jewish Album. Photographs by Rita Ostrovska

Guided tours through the exhibition at the Dubnow Institute

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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 exhibition can be visited on Friday, 27 May, at 1 and 5 pm, and on Sunday, 29 May, at 10 am, as taking part in a guided tour. Participation is free of charge, registration is required.

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 (in German):
Friday, 27 May, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Sunday, 29 May, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, 1 June, 12 noon
Wednesday, 15 June, 12 noon
Friday, 24 June, 1 p.m.

Registration: roos(at)