Addendum: The highly acclaimed special exhibition of the International Memorial Yad Vashem at the Berlin Museum of Photography will be extended until 28 January 2024 due to continued public interest. More than 40,000 visitors have already seen the exhibition, which takes a critical look at the visual documentation of photographs and films taken during the Holocaust. The educational and outreach programme accompanying the exhibition will also be extended accordingly.
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Kunstbibliothek of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Freundeskreis Yad Vashem e.V., presents the highly acclaimed exhibition Flashes of Memory. Photography during the Holocaust at Berlin’s Museum für Fotografie (Museum of Photography). Featured for the first time in Germany, the exhibition presents a critical account of visual documentation – photographs and films – created during the Holocaust by German citizens and Nazi propaganda photographers, by Jewish photographers in the ghettos, and by members of the Allied forces during liberation. The exhibition focuses a spotlight on the circumstances under which each photograph was captured. It shows how the worldview of the documenting photographer – both official and private – influenced the image captured, while emphasizing their …
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Image above: Aryeh Ben-Menachem, Mendel Grossman secretly photographs the deportation of Jews from the ?ód? Ghetto, o.J., © Yad Vashem Archives