With a camera in the ghetto by Mendel Grossman
If you haven’t heard of him, Mendel Grossman was an artistic graphic, photographer and worker in the Statistical Department of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. He was a Jew deported to a labor camp in Koenigs Wusterhausen, who died on 30th April, 1945.
Mendel was shot by Nazis during a forced death march, still holding on to his camera ill and exhausted. In August 1944, shortly before the final liquidation of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, he hid around 10,000 negatives showing scenes from the Ghetto. They were published as a visual chronicle of the struggle for survival that took place in the German-established ghetto of Lodz in Poland during World War II.