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Wilhelm Brasse's Photographs from Auschwitz
Testimony and Photography in Irek Dobrowolski's Portrait Photographer
Mar 21 2011


Tomasz Łysak

Wilhelm Brasse served as an official photographer in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp recording new arrivals but also portraying camp officials or medical experiments. For a long time the images he took were not credited, and the filmmaker Dobrowolski brought his protagonist out of self-imposed anonymity. A screening of the film Portrecista (Portrait Photographer) was accompanied by a lecture by Dr. Łysak on photography as a medium in the camp and its use in commemoration after the war.

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