(Poland) Polish Press Photojournalist Henryk Ross Documented Lodz Ghetto Photographs On Exhibit in Boston #poland #lodz


Jan Meisels Allen
 

Polish press photojournalist, Henryk Ross (1910-1991) was forced to work by
the Nazi's as a photographer for the Jewish Administration, one of 160,000
prisoners was held in the Lodz Ghetto. His work depicts an extraordinary
insight to life in the Lodz Ghetto for its four years 1940-1944. He buried
his negatives in 1944 to preserve the historical record of what happened in
Lodz. He was one of 877 ghetto survivors. Returning to the ghetto after
Lodz's liberations, he discovered more than half of his 6,000 original
negatives remained intact.

"Memory Unearthed" is an exhibit organized by the Art gallery of Ontario,
Canada. It will be at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts March 25-July 30 with
over 200 of the photographs. The photographs depict the four years of the
ghetto where over 25 percent of the prisoners died >from starvation. To read
more see Washington Post article: http://tinyurl.com/jjay4ag

Original url:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2017/03/06/i-buried-my-negat
ives-in-the-ground-in-order-that-there-should-be-some-record-of-our-tragedy-
henryk-ross/

To see the narrative >from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts see:
http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/memory-unearthed


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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