Topic: Holocaust

Syria War Crimes Evidences
The Backstory

Syrian Torture Archive: When Photographs of Atrocities Don’t Shock

Fred Ritchin writes for LightBox on the power of photographs, or lack thereof, following the leak of a 55,000 photograph archive by a Syrian military police photographer documenting the deaths of some 11,000 detainees who had been executed, and in many cases tortured.

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Image: Grief, Kerch, Crimea, January 1942
Out There

World War II Through Soviet Jewish Eyes

A young American historian named David Shneer spent the better part of a decade tracking down photographs of Soviet Jewish photographers for a new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.

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Yuri Dojc
In Progress

Last Folio: A Living Monument to the Holocaust

Yuri Dojc began working on the Last Folio project after meeting a Holocaust survivor in 1997. Dojc began making portraits of Slovakia’s last living Holocaust survivors, then moved on to documenting abandoned synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, and other fragments of the country’s Jewish past.

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The Best Pictures of the Week, June 17 – June 24

This week: a refugee southern Sudan in the run-up to the elections, the World Trade Center steel program; protests on both sides in Libya; Saturn’s icy moon; China’s floods; a Greek Air Force plane under the sea; riots in Senegal; […]

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Andrew Medichini—Pool/UPPA/Zuma Press

Closeup: Best Pictures of the Week, April 29 – May 6

This week: The killing of Osama bin Laden and reactions to it from around the world; NATO bombs Muammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, killing his son; the U.S. after tornadoes and flooding; remembering the Holocaust; the beatification of Pope John […]

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