Jewish Ghetto Photographers: Reimagining the Holocaust

Jewish Ghetto Photographers: Reimagining the Holocaust2019-03-25T16:06:07-07:00

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/07/2019
7:00 pm

Location
Arizona Jewish Historical Society 
122 E Culver Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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Presented by Judith Cohen, Chief Acquisitions Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7 p.m.
Arizona Jewish Historical Society
122 E Culver Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Reception to follow

The vast majority and best known Holocaust photography was taken by German propaganda photographers.  To a large extent, we visually imagine the Holocaust through Nazi eyes.  However, there also exists a considerable corpus of Jewish ghetto photography taken by both professional and amateur photographers.  These photographs not only capture aspects of the ghetto hidden to Germans, but also show layers of ambiguity and nuance that the official photos miss.  How do these photographs differ from the better known Nazi photographs? Does it matter who took the photograph or just what and who appears in the image?

To RSVP please email USHMM’s Western Regional Office at western@ushmm.org or by calling the Regional Staff Team at 310.556.3222.

Presented with ASU’s Jewish Studies Department and Arizona Jewish Historical Society.