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FREE DOWNLOAD ⚻ The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland à Today the Borscht Belt is recalled through the nostalgic lens of summer swims, Saturday night dances, and comedy performances But its current state, like that of many other formerly glorious regions, is nothing like its earlier status Forgotten about and exhausted, much of its structural environment has been left to decay The Borscht Belt, which features essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit, presents Marisa Scheinfeld s photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New YorkThe book assembles images Scheinfeld has shot inside and outside locations that once buzzed with life as year round havens for generations of people Some of the structures have been lying abandoned for periods ranging from four to twenty years, depending on the specific hotel or bungalow colony and the conditions under which it closed Other sites have since been demolished or repurposed, making this book an even significant documentation of a pivotal era in American Jewish historyThe Borscht Belt presents a contemporary view of than forty hotel and bungalow sites From entire expanses of abandoned properties to small lots containing drained swimming pools, the remains of the Borscht Belt era now lie forgotten, overgrown, and vacant In the absence of human activity, nature has reclaimed the sites, having encroached upon or completely overtaken them Many of the interiors have been vandalized or marked by paintball players and graffiti artists Each ruin lies radically altered by the elements and effects of time Scheinfeld s images record all of these developments Important for all especially New York City Jews who used to make the trek sometimes in summer, sometimes in winter to the mountains The Catskills were a part of life for me 50 70 years ago The pictures reveal the stunning disappearance of a place and culture. Haunting photographs A fascinating book for anyone who visited the Catskills. love, love, love This is one of the best abandoned places books I ve seen The photographs are absolutely stunning and mesmerizing A beautiful representation of yet another place America has let go of.