World Affairs Council presents Loli Kantor: Beyond the Forest - Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004–2012
Loli Kantor, the Fort Worth-based photo essayist who is a child of Holocaust survivors, will discuss her extraordinarily personal book, Beyond the Forest at a World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth program.
The book is described as vividly "exploring the subject of Jewish presence and absence in Eastern Europe." Kantor's family became part of the "absence" in Poland and Ukraine. Her parents were among the region's Jews relocated to concentration camps by the Nazis. A picture Kantor took inside a synagogue in Bershad, Ukraine, more than 60 years after World War II shows just seven people at worship, The caption explains that the Jewish population before the Holocaust was 7,000 and now it is about 50. Yet, tradition survives.