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Memory unearthed : the Lodz Ghetto photographs of Henryk Ross

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Memory unearthed : the Lodz Ghetto photographs of Henryk Ross
Call No: 943.8053 R82m

Call Number943.8053 R82m
Dates[2015]; ©2015
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Maia-Mari Sutnik.
Creators & ContributorsRoss, Henryk (author)
Sutnik, Maia-Mari (editor)
Teitelbaum, Matthew (contributor)
Sutnik, Maia-Mari (contributor)
Mitchell, Mike (contributor)
Pelt, R. J. van (Robert Jan) (contributor)
Rubin, Eric Beck (contributor)
Eisenstein, Bernice (contributor)
Art Gallery of Ontario (contributor)
Ross, Henryk (subject)
Summary

"From 1941 to 1944, the Polish Jewish photographer Henryk Ross (1910–1991) was a member of an official team documenting the implementation of Nazi policies in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland. 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 images—along with original prints and other archival material including curfew notices and newspapers—from the permanent collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ross's images offer a startling and moving new representation of one of humanity's greatest tragedies. Striking for both their historical content and artistic quality, his photographs have a raw intimacy and emotional power that remain undiminished." —Publisher

Contents
  • Foreword / Matthew Teitelbaum
  • Cruel Tragedies, Consoling Pleasures / Maia-Mari Sutnik
  • Fatal Edit / Michael Mitchell
  • Łódź/Lodz/Lodsch/לאָדזש and Getto Litzmannstadt / Robert Jan van Pelt
  • The Everyday and the Extreme / Eric Beck Rubin
  • Coda / Bernice Eisenstein
Physical Description 241 pages : map, facsimiles, photographs ; 29 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherToronto : Art Gallery of Ontario
DistributorNew Haven : Yale University Press
Notes
  • "This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, Art Gallery of Ontario, January 31–June 14, 2015" —Colophon
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 238–241)

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Ross, Henryk (author)

Ross, Henryk (subject)

Teitelbaum, Matthew (contributor)

Sutnik, Maia-Mari (contributor)

Mitchell, Mike (contributor)

Rubin, Eric Beck (contributor)

Eisenstein, Bernice (contributor)

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