Photo by Imre Kinszky. This 1929 photograph shows Király Street, a main thoroughfare in one of Budapest’s biggest Jewish neighborhoods. Kinszky, a Modernist Hungarian photographer, disappeared during the Holocaust.
This image is part of “How They Lived: The Daily Life of Hungarian Jews in Photographs, 1867-1940,” a special photography exhibition now open at the the 92nd Street Y in New York. The photographs provide rare insights into the everyday lives of Hungarian Jews before World War II. One tenth of Holocaust victims were Hungarian Jews—a total of 550,000 people.
Curated by András Koerner, the show is on display through July 2. More information.
The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Extremely Hungary, a yearlong festival of Hungarian arts and culture in New York and Washington, D.C.