Wilhelm Brasse, who died this week, was forced to take photographs of medical experiment victims before they were killed. The men, women and children were all held at Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Poland where some 1.5 million people died. The photographer estimated that he personally took between 40,000 and 50,000 portraits. Mr Brasse is considered a hero after he risked his life to preserve the harrowing photographs, which later helped convict Nazi war criminals.
Thank you for posting this. As a photography studio owner and a Jewish and planning a trip to several camps in Poland in a couple of months, I find it moving on several levels.
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