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Photobook

Publication | Accession Number: 1992.36.11

Book of photographs, Our Destruction in Pictures, acquired by Moses Silberberg, a survivor of four German concentration camps, while living in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp after the war. The photographs were collected, annotated, and published by the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the British Zone in Bergen-Belsen DP camp in December 1946. The images show scenes of atrocities committed against Jews during the Holocaust, including mass murder, humiliations, such as cutting the hair of religious Jews, forced labor, hangings, and deportations from Germany and Poland, with multiple scenes from Bedzin and Łódź ghettos. From the preface: "When words are too weak and too poor to convey the destruction and extermination of Jewish life, may these pictures, found by accident on arrested S.S. soldiers, speak for themselves of the bestiality which will forever bring shame on human kind."

Alternate Title
Undzer hurbn in bild / gezamelṭ un redagirt durkh
Our Destruction in Pictures
Hurbanenu bi-temunot
Unsere Verwüstungen in Bildern
Date
publication/distribution:  1946 December
Geography
publication: DP-Camp Bergen-Belsen;
Object Type
Photobooks (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Moses Silberberg, in memory of my parents, grandparents, and my 75 related family members who were killed by the Germans
 
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