Its that time of year again — The 2021 Vanished World Jewish Heritage Calendar by the Cologne-based photographer Christian Herrmann is available for free download from his Vanished World web site.
Each year, Christian puts together a calendar featuring images from his wide-ranging travels in Eastern Europe photographing Jewish heritage sites. It’s a gift, he says, “to all who followed my trips through Eastern Europe’s Jewish past and present.”
This year, all the pictures are from Belarus — Christian dedicates the calendar to the protestors who for months have been demonstrating for democracy in Belarus.
The photos “were taken in spring 2019 – a time when traveling was still possible and nobody thought of a pandemic to come,” he writes. “The images may remind us how much Belarus is part of a European and global culture.”
There are two versions of the calendar for download – a German and an English one.
The Calendar is licensed under Creative Commons, meaning that you are free to print it for private use but are not allowed to reproduce the images for commercial purposes.
NOTE — the file is huge so it can take some time to download.