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Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust

In this talk, David Shneer will trace the histories of the Jewish photographers forced to bear witness to the Holocaust.


In 1942, Soviet photographers, many of whom were Jewish, got their first glimpse of the Holocaust at the southern Russian city of Kerch. In this talk, Shneer will trace the histories of the photographers and their photographic training as they confronted the hardest task they faced to date, bearing witness to the mass murder of Jews, Communists, and others. We will explore what images they took and contrast that which the images that appeared in the Soviet and global wartime press in multiple languages. Finally, Shneer will talk about the legacies of these photographs as both documents of war crimes and aesthetic images of haunting beauty.

The talk will be chaired by Dr. Simone Gigliotti, a Senior Lecturer/Reader in Holocaust Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London.


Speaker(s):

David Shneer | talks | www
Dr. Simone Gigliotti | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

18 June 2018 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DP
020 7636 7247
http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

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Tickets:

Free but booking essential

Available from:

https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=397

Additional Information:

An accessible toilet is available in the basement and can be reached via the lift.
For visitors with hearing impairment, an induction loop in the exhibition area and the Wolfson Reading Room is compatible with T-coil equipped hearing aids.
We welcome Guide and Assistance dogs in the exhibition area and the Wolfson Reading Room.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding accessibility at the Library, please email us at info@wienerlibrary.co.uk or call us at +44 (0) 20 7636 7247.

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