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Exhibition Opening – Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross
September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Memory Unearthed offers an extraordinarily rare glimpse of resistance inside the Lodz Ghetto during WWII, through the lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross. In 1940, Ross was confined the Lodz Ghetto and put to work as a bureaucratic photographer taking official photographs for Jewish identification cards and Nazi propaganda.
Against explicit directives, Ross risked his life to document the realities of life in the ghetto. After liberation, Ross recovered more than 3,000 negatives, buried before the ghetto was liquidated. Memory Unearthed presents more than 300 of Ross’ powerful photographs, comprising an intimate visual record of life and death inside the Lodz ghetto.
The opening program will feature a panel discussion with exhibition curator Maia-Mari Sutnik, Curator Emeritus, Photography, the Art Gallery of Ontario; and Judith Cohen, Chief Acquisitions Curator, USHMM. Free with Museum Admission, reservations required.