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Osias Hofstätter

Survivor of concentration camps in France and Switzerland. Advertisements

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David Olere, The Food of the Dead for the Living

Olère collects food, abandoned near the undressing rooms of crematorium III at Birkenau, so he can throw it over the fence to the prisoners at the women’s camp.

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David Olere, Gassing

The artist occasionally had to help empty out gas chambers of of the Nazis murdered victims.

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David Olere, (1902, Warsaw- 1985 US), Unable to Work

Holocaust survivor and artist who documented Auschwitz concentration camp.

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Warsaw Ghetto destroyed, Jews “Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs”

This picture broke my heart knowing the horrible agony and murder awaiting these Jewish men, women, and children. It’s almost too sick to believe it is a real photo, but it is, taken by German propaganda. Their title of the … Continue reading

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Lee Miller

Lee Miller was an extraordinary Jewish American photographer and model who, through acquaintance/sexual liaisons with several famous Surrealists and photographers,  became  a Surrealist and documentary photographer of WWII, traveling to the front where no women were allowed, and shooting famous images of … Continue reading

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Issachar Ber Ryback, The Boy and a Goat

 

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Issachar Ber Ryback, Shtetl, My Destroyed Home, a Remembrance

Issachar Ber Ryback was born in Yelisavetgrad (now Kirovograd, Ukraine). This was also the town where some of my family emigrated from. His father was murdered during a Pogrom there, around the late 1890s (after which my family left). Ber Ryback … Continue reading

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Lionel S. Reiss, Courtyard in Chelm

Illustration of Chelm, Eastern Poland, before World War II and the Holocaust. Almost all 15,000 Jews of this town were exterminated in the concentration Sobibor by 1940.

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Ben Shahn, (1898 Russia- 1969 US), Liberation

The work below Liberation (1945), is Ben Shahn’s celebration of the end of Fascism. It is really touching and evocative. The foreground shows children playing, symbolizing exhilaration. The background shows the rubble of buildings, devastated by the War and symbolic … Continue reading

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