Photographing the Holocaust – Janina Struk

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I have just finished Janina Struk’s Photographing The Holocaust. Michelle Caswell’s Archiving the Unspeakable was ‘book of the year’ for me last year, Struk’s might get that prize in 2019. This is not a full review – just notes for future reference. Struk narrates the role of photography in the Holocaust, starting with the transition from the Weimar republic to …

Soviet Holocaust Photography

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I have just been reading a paper written by David Shneer, in the Humanity Journal, 2014, University of Pennsylvania. Shneer discusses the approach taken by Soviet liberation forces as they photographed Nazi atrocities. In the West, our collective memory of the Holocaust is largely informed by photographic images of the liberation of Concentration and Death Camps, and the associated human …