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The Auschwitz photographer : the forgotten story of the WWII prisoner who documented thousands of lost souls

Author: Luca Crippa; Maurizio Onnis; Jennifer Higgins
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wilhelm Brasse: "I looked death in the eyes. I did it fifty thousand times..." When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, photographer Wilhelm Brasse was sent to Auschwitz. His inability to condone the Third Reich and swear allegiance to Hitler landed him at one of the deadliest concentration camps of WWII. There, he was forced to record the camp's atrocities. From 1940-1945, Brasse took more than 50,000 photos of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crippa, Luca, 1964- Fotografo di Auschwitz. English.
Auschwitz photographer
Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2021
(DLC) 2021002075
Named Person: Wilhelm Brasse; Wilhelm Brasse
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luca Crippa; Maurizio Onnis; Jennifer Higgins
ISBN: 9781728242200 1728242207 9781728244044 1728244048
OCLC Number: 1204138009
Language Note: Text in English, translated from the Italian.
Notes: Originally published as Il fotografo di Auschwitz by Edizioni Piemme S.p.a., 2013.
Description: xiv, 334 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Auschwitz: an afternoon at the identification service --
Auschwitz, 1941: hiding to survive --
Auschwitz, 1942-43: serving the master --
Auschwitz, 1944-45: rebellion and testimony --
Epilogue --
A true story --
A note on the text.
Other Titles: Fotografo di Auschwitz.
Responsibility: Luca Crippa and Maurizio Onnis ; translated from Italian by Jennifer Higgins.

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"Wilhelm Brasse: "I looked death in the eyes. I did it fifty thousand times..." When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, photographer Wilhelm Brasse was sent to Auschwitz. His inability to condone the Third Reich and swear allegiance to Hitler landed him at one of the deadliest concentration camps of WWII. There, he was forced to record the camp's atrocities. From 1940-1945, Brasse took more than 50,000 photos of the nightmare that surrounded him. Brasse's role earned him Nazi favor, but he couldn't bear to hide behind his camera. He resisted, faking documents for prisoners and smuggling photos to the outside world. When the war ended, he refused orders to destroy his records. Many of the people that appeared in Brasse's photos perished, but he wouldn't discard the memories of who they were. A hauntingly true story of a man who made sure the world couldn't turn a blind eye to the Holocaust, The Auschwitz Photographer honors Wilhelm Brasse, the photographer who immortalized the horrific atrocities we should, and must, never forget"--

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