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My Secret Camera By Mendel Grossman

My Secret Camera
by Mendel Grossman

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Mendel Grossman, one of the many Jews imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto during World War II, secretly photographed people and events in the ghetto, leaving a historical record. In this photographic information book, the reader is taken on a journey with Grossman and his camera.
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My Secret Camera: Life in the Lodz Ghetto by Mendel Grossman

Mendel Grossman, one of the many Jews imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto during World War II, was driven by a passion to bear witness to the human suffering that was going on around him. He secretly photographed people and events in the ghetto, leaving a historical record. In this photographic information book, the reader is taken on a journey with Grossman and his camera. The text emphasizes hope for the future, rather than the suffering of the past.

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"These photographs catch life in the Ghetto as though by surprise... They strengthen the heart because they show the victimised finding reason to laugh and joke... In the end that is what they record most vividly - the subjects' inextinguishable appetite for life". Howard Jacobson

About Mendel Grossman


MENDEL GROSSMAN (1913-1945) was born into a Hasidic family but chose to follow his artistic inclinations. Although Mendel Grossman died just before the end of the war, a small portion of his photographs survived. They may be viewed today at the Museum of Holocaust and Resistance at the Ghetto Fighter's House in Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot, Israel and at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. FRANK DABBA SMITH was born in California. He studied Linguistic Anthropology at Berkeley (BA Hons) and qualified as a teacher. He was ordained as a rabbi at Leo Baeck College, London, in 1994. Frank also works as a freelance photographer: he has self-published Miriam and Lewis, a photographic album of his work documenting the development of his children and The Economist has published over 150 of his images. His rabbinical thesis, Photography and the Holocaust, analyses the use of photography as a communications and propaganda device by all parties involved in the Holocaust.

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GOR002801831
My Secret Camera: Life in the Lodz Ghetto by Mendel Grossman
Mendel Grossman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2003-07-01
40
0711221197
9780711221192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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