Jewish Polish partisan fighters in the forests during World War II. Faye Schulman (second to the left) is seen in her characteristic fur coat with her fellow fighters. She was one of the few Jewish resistance photographers to capture life in the forests during the war.
Police in the Lodz Ghetto, run by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland, escort residents for deportation during World War II.
Officially, former Polish press photojournalist Henryk Ross was
forced to work by the Nazi regime as a bureaucratic photographer for the
Jewish Administration’s statistics department. He took photographs for
Jewish identification cards, as well as images used as propaganda for
the Lodz Ghetto. Ross, a Jew, was one of at least 160,000 people held in
the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, second only to the Warsaw Ghetto in
Unofficially, at great personal danger,
Ross documented the cruel truth of life under Nazi rule. In the
four-year existence of the Lodz Ghetto, a quarter of its prisoners died
of starvation. In 1942, nearly 20,000 were deported to the death camp of
Chelmno; in 1944, 70,000 were sent to Auschwitz.
Ross buried his negatives in 1944 in attempt to preserve the historical
record of what had happened in Lodz. As one of the mere 877 recorded
survivors of the ghetto, Ross returned for the negatives after Lodz’s
liberation, discovering that more than half of the original 6,000