10th European Day of Jewish Culture in Bosnia-Herzegovina
OSKAR TAUBER - THE MONOGRAPH EXHIBITION OF DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
To mark this year the European day of Jewish culture, Jewish Community of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Jewish cultural - educational and humanitarian society "La Benevolencija", decided to present the life and work of professional journalist, photographer and athlete - Oscar Tauber.
The author of the project, University professor Zoja Finci in cooperation with journalist Pavle Kaunitz, chose, from the rich Tauber's legacy (the legacy is consisted of 15.000 photographic records - negatives, photographs and slides), approximately two hundred outstanding photographs arranged into ten thematic units from different periods. These photos testify about the time when Oskar Tauber lives in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1909-1941), about the period of World War II and his participation in the Italian resistance, photos from the time when he immigrated to Palestine, establishment and development of the State of Israel until the author's death in 2000.
This comprehensive historical-documentary material is owned by Mr. Josef Tabor, son of Oscar Tauber, who has kindly uploaded it for realization of this exceptional project.
The exhibition represents only a partial overview of professional activities and personal involvement of Oscar Tauber in many social, political and sporting events.
These photos represent an important historical-documentary material about the time that is behind us. They show some old Jewish families who have lived in towns Sarajevo, Zagreb, Belgrad until World War II. They show the beginning of sport competitions in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. They teach us on life of Jewish immigrants in Italy (1941-1945). From these photos, we learn about immigration in Palestine (Aliyah) and on establishing the State of Israel. These extraordinary pictures have helped us to understand problems Israel had to face at the beginning of its existence.
Oscar Tauber's Photos testify about time, people and events over a period of more than seventy years.