Monday, January 27, 2014

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Hungarian Jewish children and an elderly woman on the way to the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau (1944). Many of the very young and very old were murdered immediately upon arrival and were never registered.

Венгерские евреи, старушка и дети, на пути к газовым камерам Освенцима. Май 1944 года.
Большинство стариков и детей были убиты сразу после поступления в концлагерь и нигде не зарегистированы.
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Photo - David Seymour. International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On 27 January 1945, the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated by Soviet troops.

In the photo: A girl who grew up in a concentration camp draws a picture of «Home» while living in a residence for disturbed children. Poland, 1948
27 января отмечается Международный день памяти жертв Холокоста - в этот день в 1945 году советские войска освободили концентрационный лагерь Освенцим (территория нынешней Польши).
На этом фото изображено, как девочка, выросшая в концентрационном лагере, понимает понятие «дом». Польша, 1948 год.

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At first glance, one would think this is a photo of a child randomly scribbling with chalk. This memorable image of Terezka was taken in a Center for Disturbed Children. Terezka grew up in a concentration camp and was asked to draw a picture of her “home” in Poland on the blackboard. She drew these scrawls–a barbed wire surrounded concentration camp she grew up with.

In 1948, the UNICEF commissioned David Seymour for a project on childhood after the war that became a posthumous exhibition, CHIM’s Children, in 1957 at the Art Institute of Chicago. During three months in 1948, Chim photographed children in many countries, including Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Greece, and his native Poland, where he took the picture of Terezka. David Seymour (also known as Chim) (1911-1956) was a founder of Magnum Photos (with Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson) in 1947 and one of the leading photojournalists of the 20th century.

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