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[Ruth Sternfeld, Schlachtensee Displaced Persons camp, Zehlendorf, Berlin]

Object Name
220
Date1947
Label Text

Ruth Sternfeld was born in Berlin in 1939. Sternfeld was counted as a Mischling (a German term used by the Third Reich to denote a person who was only partially Aryan), despite the fact that both of her maternal grandparents were Jewish. Although she was considered a “Mischling of first degree,” Sternfeld remained in Berlin throughout the war and, despite her precarious status, managed to survive. Sternfeld was eight years old when Vishniac took this photograph in the Schlachtensee Displaced Persons camp as she prepared to immigrate, probably to the United States or to Palestine.

Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 10 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (27 x 26.7 cm) Paper: 13 15/16 x 10 15/16 in. (35.4 x 27.8 cm)
Location
place taken Berlin, Germany
Credit Line
Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013
Accession NumberMVK.753.2008
Copyright
© Mara Vishniac Kohn