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[Wannsee Train Station and Schlachtensee Displaced Persons camp, Zehlendorf, Berlin]

Object Name
Vitrine:11.10
Date1947
Label Text

These contact strips include images of Holocaust survivors and refugees, awaiting reunion with friends and relatives, arriving at a train station near the Schlachtensee Displaced Persons camp (left), and the distribution of rations and meals provided by the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) (right). On the versos of the DP camp contact sheets, Vishniac often recorded names, ages, and biographical information for the people he photographed, noting the fate of their relatives or their parents during the Holocaust, including deaths in Auschwitz and Theresienstadt or as the result of forced labor.

Medium
Gelatin silver print contact sheet
Dimensions
Image (paper): 9 15/16 x 5 3/8 in. (25.2 x 13.7 cm)
Location
place taken Berlin, Germany
Credit Line
Promised Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn
Accession NumberMVK.e.2008_dp_camp_3
Copyright
© Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

For all uses of photographs by Roman Vishniac contact ICP at: vishniac_archive@icp.org.