My Secret Camera: Life in the Lodz Ghetto

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Gulliver Books, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 38 pages
In 1940 as Nazi troops rolled across Europe, countless Jewish families were forced from their homes into isolated ghettos, labor and concentration camps. In the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, Mendel Grossman refused to surrender to the suffering around him, secretly taking thousands of heartrending photographs documenting the hardship and the struggle for survival woven through the daily lives of the people imprisoned with him. Someday, he hoped, the world would learn the truth. My Secret Camera is his legacy. •An important historical record of life during the Holocaust •Features an introduction by Howard Jacobson, author of The Very Model of a Man and Roots Schmoots: Journeys Among Jews •Features 17 beautifully composed photographs

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My Secret Camera: Life in the Lodz Ghetto features Jewish photographer and Lodz Ghetto prisoner, Mendel Grossman's, photographs. There are 17 photographs featured, but each and every one of them ... Read full review

MY SECRET CAMERA: Life in the Lodz Ghetto

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During the Nazi occupation of the Lodz ghetto, Mendel Grossman took black and white photographs with a camera hidden under his coat. The photographer died during the war, but before his death he hid ... Read full review

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