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Fotograf z Auschwitz

Anna Dobrowolska (Author)
An album of photographs and text on the life and work of Wilhelm Brasse (1917-2012), who was a Polish professional photographer and a prisoner in Auschwitz during World War II. He became known as the "famous photographer of Auschwitz concentration camp". Trained before the war as a portrait photographer in Silesia, he was ordered by the SS camp administrators to photograph portraits of prisoners for the files, prisoners' work, and criminal medical experiments. Brasse estimated that he took 40-50,000 "identity pictures" between 1940-45, before being moved to another concentration camp in Austria, where he was liberated by the American forces in May 1945. While many of Brasse's photographs did not survive, some are on display in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and at Yad Vashem. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Print Book, Polish, 2013
Wyd. 1
Grupa Filmowa "Rekontrplan", Warszawa, 2013