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April 5, 2021

Photos From The Lodz Ghetto

Forty-eight photos by Henryk Ross. Wikipedia: Starting in 1940, Ross had been employed by the Department of Statistics for the Jewish Council within the Łódź Ghetto during the Holocaust in occupied Poland. Daringly, working as staff photographer, Ross also documented Nazi atrocities (such as public hangings) while remaining officially in the good graces of the German occupational administration. Ross gifted the photos to Lova Szmuszkowicz. They passed from him to his son, who sold them in 2018 to Howard Greenberg who in turn donated them to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston which has digitized them and made them available to the public.

Filed under History,Photography | permalink | April 5, 2021 at 07:50 PM

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