Tag Archives: Holocaust

Synagogue Key Keeper, Žiežmariai, Lithuania, 2003

Though the late 19th century synagogues in the cities of Central and Eastern Europe are breathtakingly beautiful, with Moorish towers, brightly colored abstract painting, and arches and colonnades that rival many cathedrals, the style certainly did not exist outside the walls of cosmopolitan cultural centers. This wooden synagogue was built in the mid-19th century in …

Headstone, Cimpina, Romania, 2000

“It’s a community where I photographed one couple—that’s all that’s left [of the Jewish community]. They still have one synagogue that nobody visits.” This is what the photographer, Zion Ozeri, has to say about the town of Cimpina, Romania, where he took this picture. When he went with the couple to the town’s Jewish cemetery, he found …

Holocaust Survivor with His Grandchildren, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002

Here we see a Holocaust survivor surrounded by his grandchildren. He lives in Buenos Aires, where he writes and lectures about the Holocaust. The photographer, Zion Ozeri, explains why he took this picture: “I was concerned about taking a meaningful photograph of him. I could have taken his photograph sitting alone in a chair but I decided that …

Anna Frank School, Budapest, Hungary, 1997

This high school in Budapest, Hungary, is named for Anne Frank, the Jewish teenager who, together with her family, hid in an Amsterdam attic for two years during World War II. They were eventually discovered by the Nazis and deported to concentration camps. Anne Frank died in 1945 at the age of 15. Notice the …