Monday, November 17, 2008
New National Geographic Book to Which I Contributed
National Geographic has published a big, coffee table book called Sacred Places of A Lifetime, which showcases "500 of the world's most powerful and spiritual places."
I was a contributing author (and photographer) on this book. I haven't seen it yet -- but I contributed at least two photos and "entries" on a number of Jewish heritage sites in Europe. These range from the ornate synagogue in Casale Monferrato, Italy, to the ruined synagogue in Sataniv, Ukraine, to the spectacular Jewish cemeteries in Siret, Romania, to the haunting monument at the site of the Belzec Death Camp in Poland.
One section briefly highlights ten synagogues (both ruined and in use) in Europe's Jewish heartland.
(National Geographic, of course, last year published the new edition of Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe.)