Press Reviews of Abraham was an Optimist

Press Reviews of Abraham was an Optimist

„... documentation with a high level of photographic quality, a subject of enormous significance, a lively Jewish culture in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and possibly an example of Jewish life in Germany as a whole."

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, President of the German Parliament about „Abraham war Optimist“

"With the unerring view through her camera lens and the impressive texts and letters from Rabbi William Wolff, we are presented in an insightful manner with a wonderful portrayal of the Jewish community in Schwerin, which is far away from the Jewish centres of the country, and is a marvelous testimony to a lively Jewish culture in Mecklenburg West Pomerania. In the person of the wise an full of zest for life Rabbi Wolff, this community has accrued a unifying figure whose influence demands respect and recognition both within and outside of the Jewish community."

Jewisch Museum Berlin, Helmut F. Braun, Chief of changing exhibitions

"... a moving photo essay about the Rabbi and his congregation, an attempt to answer the question of what it means to be a Jew in contemporary Germany"

Die Welt (The World magazine), Alon Posener

„… individual photographs are works of art in themselves and impress with the individuality of the portraits and the directness with which those portrayed look at the photographer and her lens."