Documentation of Atrocities: The Jewish Photographer Henryk Ross

Documentation of Atrocities: The Jewish Photographer Henryk Ross

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In the video, "Teaching the Holocaust Using Photographs", ISHS staff member Franziska Reiniger discusses how you can explore Holocaust photography with your students. Introducing some general points to keep in mind when teaching using any photograph from the Holocaust, Ms. Reiniger then proceeds with two examples, demonstrating the remarkable differences we find in photographs taken from different points of view. The graphical elements within a photograph sometimes hint at the external circumstances surrounding the time and place when the photograph was taken, and be studying both we deepen our understanding of the Holocaust. The photographs discussed in this video are available for viewing and for downloading from our website.

Franziska Reiniger is a staff member at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem.


Part 1: Teaching the Holocaust Using Photographs
Part 2: Photographs as Propaganda
part 3: Documentation of Atrocities: The Jewish Photographer Henryk Ross
Archival footage and photographs:

Yad Vashem Photo Archive.
Yad Vashem Film Archive.
Yad Vashem Museum Collection
The Yad Vashem Visual Center
Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Agentur Karl Höffkes
Bundesfilmarchiv/Transit Film GmbH.


Ghetto Fighters' House Museum, Israel / Photo Archive

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

Material from:

Lodz Ghetto Album: The photographs of Henryk Ross, Archive of Modern Conflict & Chris Boot, Ltd, London, 2004. Courtesy Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

Film segments:

Memories of the Eichmann Trial, Director: David Perlov (1979, Israel). Produced by: Israel Broadcasting Authority- Channel 1 Restoration (2011) produced by Yad Vashem – The Visual Center, Producers: Yael Perlov, Liat Benhabib With the support of the Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory in Israel

Eichmann Trial testimony - Israel State Archives

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