This moving photographic exploration of 500 stereoscopic glass plates of the doctor and photographer Nissim Levi, not only preserves the way of life of a distinguished Romanian family in Ioannina who perished in the Holocaust, but also important evidence for the final years of Ottoman rule in Ioannina and the international cultural environment of that period.

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    Εvery picture tells a story. A touching photographic journey, captured in over 500 stereoscopic glass plates by the doctor and photographer Nissim Levis, a member of a prominent family in the Romaniote Jewish community of Ioannina. They were found by chance, in a corner of history and the city, in the possession of a street vendor who invited passersby to examine them by looking into a wooden box, for a fee — “one frank for the panorama, ladies and gentlemen!”

    A charming voyage in time that starts during the last fifteen years of Ottoman rule in Ioannina, with stops along the way for the city’s major historical events and for visits to some of the world’s most cosmopolitan locales of that period. Most of all, however, it is a small tribute to the memory of a group of individuals who would otherwise have been remembered only as simple rows on the Holocaust Museum’s list of victims.

    In 2017, the Academy of Athens awarded Alexander Moissis a Prize in the Section of Letters and Fine Arts for his book.

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    Weight 1550 g
    Dimensions 24.5 x 27.5 cm
    Binding

    Avaliable in

    Greek-English

    Pages 240
    Images 375 duo tone
    • MOISSIS, ALEXANDER

      Alexander Moissis grew up in Greece, close to his father’s Romaniote Jewish and his mother’s Orthodox Christian family. After graduating from high school at Athens College, he studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (ΜΙΤ) where he earned four degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Management Science. He then moved to California and to the Silicon Valley, where he has contributed to the success of several now well-known business software companies. In the interim, he also lived and worked for a while in Paris, France. He now resides in Portola Valley California, where he works in English, reads in French, and multiplies in Greek. Based on this background, if you seek to find one word or stereotype to characterize him (Greek? Jewish? American? Francophile? Technocrat?), you will find it difficult — this is something that he has in common with his great-grandmother's uncle Nissim D. Levis.

Academy of Athens Award
ΑLEXΑΝDER MOISSIS

1898–1944
The Nissim Levis Panorama
Stereoscopic photos and travels of a doctor from Ιοannina

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This moving photographic exploration of 500 stereoscopic glass plates of the doctor and photographer Nissim Levi, not only preserves the way of life of a distinguished Romanian family in Ioannina who perished in the Holocaust, but also important evidence for the final years of Ottoman rule in Ioannina and the international cultural environment of that period.

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