Tracing Ansky – Expedition to the Pale of Settlement 1911-1914
Tracing Ansky is the catalogue of an exhibition I helped organise in 1992 which travelled to Amsterdam, Cologne, Frankfurt, New York & Jerusalem. The material is based on the collection of the State Ethnographic Museum in St.Petersburg, most of which was collected during Ansky’s expedition to the shtetl’s in and around the Ukraine 1911-1914.
The objects depicted are witness to the life of millions of Jews obliged to live in the Pale of Settlement.
Especially interesting are the reports (translated from the Yiddish fort he first time) of Abraham Rechtman who was a member of the original expedition.