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The Auschwitz Photographer : The Forgotten story of the WWII prisoner who documented thousands of lost souls / Luca Crippa and Maurizio Onnis ; translated from the Italian by Jennifer Higgins.

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General Note:
Originally published as Il fotografo di Auschwitz by Edizioni Piemme S.p.a., 2013.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Auschwitz: an afternoon at the identification service -- Auschwitz, 1941: hiding to survive -- Auschwitz, 1942-43: serving the master -- Auschwitz, 1944-45: rebellion and testimony -- Epilogue -- A true story -- A note on the text.
Summary, etc.:
"Wilhelm Brasse: "I looked death in the eyes. I did it fifty thousand times..." When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, photographer Wilhelm Brasse was sent to Auschwitz. His inability to condone the Third Reich and swear allegiance to Hitler landed him at one of the deadliest concentration camps of WWII. There, he was forced to record the camp's atrocities. From 1940-1945, Brasse took more than 50,000 photos of the nightmare that surrounded him. Brasse's role earned him Nazi favor, but he couldn't bear to hide behind his camera. He resisted, faking documents for prisoners and smuggling photos to the outside world. When the war ended, he refused orders to destroy his records. Many of the people that appeared in Brasse's photos perished, but he wouldn't discard the memories of who they were. A hauntingly true story of a man who made sure the world couldn't turn a blind eye to the Holocaust, The Auschwitz Photographer honors Wilhelm Brasse, the photographer who immortalized the horrific atrocities we should, and must, never forget"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
World War, 1939-1945 > Atrocities > Poland > Oświęcim.
Brasse, Wilhelm, 1917-2012.
Photographers > Poland > Biography.
Nazi concentration camp inmates > Poland > Oświęcim > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Poland > Prisoners and prisons > Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland.
Genre: Biographies.

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