Photo exhibit of 'Europe's Jewish Heartland'

January 25, 2011

"Remnants and Renaissance: Photographs by Ruth Ellen Gruber of Europe's Jewish Heartland" will be on display through May 1 in the Penn State Harrisburg library's Schwab Family Holocaust Reading Room. Gruber also will be on campus March 21 to discuss Jewish life in Eastern Europe today.

For more than two decades, the award-winning American writer, photographer, editor and independent scholar has chronicled Jewish cultural developments and other contemporary European-Jewish issues. Her photographs have been exhibited in Italy and Hungary and have been published in the New York Times and other publications.

Gruber is the author of "Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture;" "Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe, Yesterday and Today;" "National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe;" and "Letters from Europe (and Elsewhere)." She has served as United Press International’s chief correspondent in Warsaw and as a contributor to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Boston Globe.


  • A photo exhibit of 'Europe's Jewish Heartland' by Ruth Ellen Gruber runs through May 1, at Penn State Harrisburg.

    IMAGE: Photo by Ruth Ellen Gruber

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Last Updated March 21, 2011