Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In the spring of 1940, the German forces occupying Poland drove the Jews of Lodz into the Holocaust's second-largest and most hermetically-sealed ghetto. It functioned both as a sweatshop serving the German war effort, and a prison for Jews en route to the death camps of Chelmno and Auschwitz. Self-governed by its Council of Elders ? with its own police force, currency and postage stamps ? its leader was the notorious Chaim Rumkowski. He complied with German orders, believing that the value of Lodz's labour might secure survival for the majority. History proved him decisively wrong: 95% of the ghetto's inmates perished. Those who survived starvation rations, disease and prior deportations were removed to the gas chambers of Auschwitz when the ghetto was liquidated in 1944. Henryk Ross was a photographer employed by the ghetto's Department of Statistics who kept a clandestine diary of ghetto life in powerful and often brilliant images. When the ghetto's liquidation began, he buried them. A survivor, he dug them up after the war, releasing many that were to become icons of the Holocaust's atrocities. But he released only a minority of the pictures during his lifetime. After Ross's death in 1991, his archive ? the most extensive collection of ghetto photographs by any single photographer ? was acquired by the Archive of Modern Conflict in London. This book is the first independent look at the entirety of Ross's ghetto photographs. Many of the images are what we expect ? searing documents of the machinery of the Holocaust and the suffering of its victims. But other ?private? photographs reveal ?life in the ghetto, with happiness sometimes?, as Ross states in his catalogue, showing aspects of a ?privileged? life. Published here for the first time, they add an unexpected, complex and poignant dimension to the photographic record of the ghetto, and demand a reassessment of how we understand its social order. Together with the ?public? photographs, and the knowledge that almost everyone depicted perished in the Holocaust's gas vans and chambers, they expose Germany's implementation of the Holocaust as even more divisively cruel than we previously imagined. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Henryk Ross (1910-91) was a Jewish press photographer in Poland before World War II. Incarcerated by the invading Germans in the Lodz ghetto, he became one of its two official photographers. His duties afforded him access to photographic facilities which he used to secretly photograph the atrocities of Lodz, while also recording scenes of domestic life among the ghetto "elite." As the Germans began the liquidation of Lodz in 1944, Ross buried his 3,000 negatives. Surviving the Holocaust, he recovered them and, from his postwar home in Israel, circulated images showing the horrors of Lodz. But until now, the bulk of his photographs have remained unseen, including many of the ghetto police. For an audience accustomed to dramatic photographs of Holocaust suffering, the quiet, domestic scenes he recorded are poignant and sometimes shocking, challenging us to rethink what we understand about ghetto society. With a foreword by bestselling Holocaust expert Robert-Jan van Pelt, and with an appendix of original documents, this volume is introduced with an informative, illustrated essay by historian Thomas Weber. Published in association with the Archive of Modern Conflict.
Vom Autor: In terms of its scope, all other photographic records of ghetto life pale in comparison. These photographs have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of ghetto life. 'The Lodz Ghetto Album' demands us to revisit the social order of the ghetto and the scope of collaboration and resistance in the Holocaust. It will change our comprehension of human behaviour in the Holocaust. The dilemmas between collaboration and resistance were not confined to the Jewish Council and the Jewish Police, as held by the conventional wisdom. As the book reveals, all ghetto residents alike had to navigate competing loyalties and an almost-inevitable combination of heroism and compromise, collaboration and resistance.
Buchbeschreibung Chris Boot. Buchzustand: Good. Light general wear/soiling. May have light notes/highlighting. Hardcover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GN2-02613
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Buchbeschreibung Chris Boot, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020954281373
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Buchbeschreibung Chris Boot, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0954281373