JRI Poland #Poland Art Galley of Ontario CA Digital Archive of Lodz Ghetto Photos Taken By Henryk Ross #poland

Jan Meisels Allen

The art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) developed a digital archive of over
4,000 images >from the Henryk Ross Collection of Lodz Ghetto Photographs.
This was developed in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and
the Sarah Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. The website is:
http://www.agolodzghetto.com/. The launch of the digital archive in May
marked the 70th anniversary of Mr. Ross's unearthing of the original

Ross was a Polish Jewish photojournalist, and this website gives a
glimpse of life inside the Lodz Ghetto-Poland's second largest Jewish

Ross hid his negatives in the ground while the last remaining ghetto
residents were being sent to their death at Auschwitz. Ross and his wife
were among the very few who survived the war and after the ghetto's
liberation was able to excavate his negatives. Half of the original
6,000 survived.

To read more about the digital archive, see: http://tinyurl.com/py97pwe
Original url:


Thank you to Gail Dever and her blog Genealogy la carte for
informing us about the archive.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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