Exhibition Offers Rare Glimpse Inside WWII Jewish Ghetto

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February 23, 2015 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in News & Events by  •  0 Comments

© Henryk Ross

© Henryk Ross

Never before seen in Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto is presenting the work of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross. Taken at great risk, these 200 images document what daily life was like under Nazi rule in the Lodz ghetto. Ross buried the negatives in the ground to try to preserve this important historical record of suffering and tragedy. Over half of his 6,000 negatives are intact, making this collection one of the largest visual records to survive the Holocaust. The photographs will be accompanied by artifacts like Ross’ identity card and footage from the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann, for which Ross’ images served as evidence. Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, 1940-1944 is on view through June 14.

© Henryk Ross

© Henryk Ross

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