The Auschwitz Photographer

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Anna Dobrowolska, May 26, 2015 - History
This book paints the most comprehensive picture of life inside Auschwitz published to date. It tells the story of Wilhelm Brasse, who spent 5 years in the camp as a prisoner-photographer and was a unique witness to the Auschwitz reality. He took pictures of the inmates, made private portraits of his SS masters and documented the medical experiments of Doctor Mengele.

Brasse’s experience has been the subject of a celebrated documentary “The Portraitist.” This book, in addition to recounting his personal narrative , explores many lesser-known aspects of daily life in the camp such as the orchestra, sports events and even a brothel. It is amply illustrated with 300 photographs, some published for the first time, and supplemented with accounts of other inmates as well as historical commentary.
 

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Contents

ŻYWIEC MY TOWN
WAR
AUSCHWITZ BEGINNINGS
ARBEIT MACHT FREI
ERKENNUNGSDIENST
MUG SHOTS
PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF GERMANS
PENAL COMPANY
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ORCHESTRA
CAMP LIFE
TRADE
LOVE IN THE CAMP
WEDDING IN AUSCHWITZ511
SAVING THE PHOTOGRAPHS
EVACUATION
END OF PHOTOGRAPHY

KOMMANDO ZEPPELIN
PICTURES OF EXHIBITS AND STRANGE CASES
PHOTOGRAPHS OF GUINEA PIGS
PHOTOGRAPHS OF WOMEN
SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHS THE RAMP THE GAS CHAMBERS
ILLEGAL PHOTOGRAPHS
PHOTOGRAPHS USED IN FORGING BANK NOTES
Prisoner Badges
SSStaff in KL Auschwitz
Glossary
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Copyright

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