Landscape, Buildings, National Life in the 1930s

Kurt Hielscher

Edited, with an introduction by Ernest H. Latham, Jr.

Romania is an astonishing collection of photographs by renowned German photographer Kurt Hielscher, originally published in 1933. One of the most famous photographers in all of Europe, the Romanian government invited him to visit the country in 1931, and he set out touring its many regions. “As time went on,” Hielscher said “every day, every week, I loved the country more.” His work in Romania resulted in over 5000 photographs, of which 304 were finally selected for this album.

In 1944, Allied bombing destroyed almost all of Hielscher’s work when a bomb struck his workshop in Poland. He lost over 40,000 photographs and negatives, making his work extremely rare today. This album reproduces Hielscher’s work on Romania and pays homage to the love and appreciation he showed for the country. 

Featuring over 300 sepia photographs, Romania preserves these photographs of a bygone era now lost to history. The book includes a preface by famed Romanian poet Octavian Goga, and is edited, with an introduction by Ernest H. Latham, Jr., an acclaimed scholar of Romanian culture and history. It is a one-of-a-kind treasure for anyone interested in the history and culture of Romania.

Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
342 pp., plus insert, 8.75 x 11.5 in. (292 x 222 mm), Illustrated
Date of Publication: November 8, 2022
ISBN 978-1-59211-172-5
US$59.99; UK£54.99


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