Skip to navigation

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Support YIVO
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research » Video Archives » 2011 Programs » Mar 21 2011

Search YIVO

2014 Programs

2013 Programs

2012 Programs

2012 Jews and the Left Conference

2011 Programs

2010 Programs

2009 Programs

2008 Programs

2007 Programs

2006 Programs

2005 Programs

Donate Now
Events Signups
YIVO on Facebook
YIVO on Twitter

Newsletter Sign-up

Wilhelm Brasse's Photographs from Auschwitz
Testimony and Photography in Irek Dobrowolski's Portrait Photographer
Mar 21 2011


SCREENING & LECTURE • MAX WEINREICH CENTER

Tomasz Łysak

Wilhelm Brasse served as an official photographer in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp recording new arrivals but also portraying camp officials or medical experiments. For a long time the images he took were not credited, and the filmmaker Dobrowolski brought his protagonist out of self-imposed anonymity. A screening of the film Portrecista (Portrait Photographer) was accompanied by a lecture by Dr. Łysak on photography as a medium in the camp and its use in commemoration after the war.



Wilhelm Brasse Audio