Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross


Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross Author Bernice Eisenstein
ISBN-10 0300207220
ISBN-13 9780300207224
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Art Gallery of Ontario
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From 1941 to 1944 the Polish Jewish photographer Henryk Ross 19101991 was a member of an official team documenting the implementation of Nazi policies in the Lodz Ghetto Covertly he captured on film scores of both quotidian and intimate moments of Jewish life In 1944 he buried thousands of negatives in an attempt to save this secret record After the war Ross returned to Poland to retrieve them Although some were destroyed by nature and time many negatives survived Memory Unearthed presents a selection of the nearly 3 000 surviving imagesalong with original prints and other archival material including curfew notices and newspapersfrom the permanent collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario Rosss images offer a startling and moving new representation of one of humanitys greatest tragedies Striking for both their historical content and artistic quality his photographs have a raw intimacy and emotional power that remain undiminished

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