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[Jewish youth transporting hay, Werkdorp Nieuwesluis, Wieringermeer, the Netherlands]

Object Name
Dateca. 1938
Label Text

Vishniac toured the Werkdorp in 1939 and was guided through the camp by a young German Jewish refugee and resident, Julius Werner Reutlinger. Born in Karlsruhe in 1921, Reutlinger was fifteen when he arrived at the Werkdorp to train in agriculture. When the camp was raided by Nazis in 1941, Reutlinger managed to escape; he became part of the resistance and ultimately survived the war. He died in Amsterdam in 1987. The photographs seen here are among the 27 vintage prints that Vishniac gave to Reutlinger at the end of his visit to the Werkdorp as a token of gratitude. The 27 prints now belong to Reutlinger’s children, Angela and Robert, who live in Amsterdam.

Gelatin silver print
Image (paper): 6 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (16.5 x 22.5 cm) Mount: 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (49.5 x 34.9 cm)
place taken Wieringermeer, The Netherlands
Credit Line
Collection Angela and Robert Reutlinger, Amsterdam
Accession NumberE.L.2013.1.9
© Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

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