RECURRENT MEMORIES: Historic Jewish Sites in Canada and Poland

Robert Burley, David Kaufman, Wieslaw Michalak


In the sweep of history, the cherished physical resources of Jewish communities often are abandoned, sometimes to be reclaimed and restored in later years. In Recurrent Memories, three photographers document Jewish architectural and memorial sites that occupy space in between memory and history. Old downtown synagogues in Montreal and Toronto, and buildings and gravesites in Poland’s former wartime ghettos, all exert strong emotional claims on communities once preoccupied with loss and now adapting to change.