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[Marseille in ruins, France]

Object Name
207
Date1947
Label Text

The nineteenth-century basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde, perched above the Old Port on Marseille’s highest natural point, can be seen in the background. During World War II, the Old Port had been badly damaged, first by Italian and then German bombing. It was destroyed in a collaborative effort between the Nazis and the Vichy regime; French police expelled 30,000 people from the neighborhood before it was dynamited, and hundreds of Jews were deported to concentration camps.

Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (19.7 x 24.1 cm) Paper: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Location
place taken Marseille, France
Credit Line
Promised Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn
Accession Number1992.695
Copyright
© Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

For all uses of photographs by Roman Vishniac contact ICP at: [email protected].