The Auschwitz Photographer: Based on the true story of Wilhelm Brasse prisoner 3444

The Auschwitz Photographer: Based on the true story of Wilhelm Brasse prisoner 3444

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The extraordinary true story of Wilhelm Brasse, the Auschwitz prisoner whose photographs exposed the atrocities of the Holocaust and then helped to convict the Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials.

'I looked death in the eyes. I did it fifty thousand times...' Wilhelm Brasse
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When Germany invaded Wilhelm Brasse's native Poland in 1939, he was asked to swear allegiance to Hitler and join the Wehrmacht. He refused. He was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp as political prisoner number 3444. A trained portrait photographer, he was ordered by the SS to record the inner workings of the camp. He began by taking identification photographs of the prisoners as they entered the camp, went on to capture the criminal medical experiments of Josef Mengele, and also recorded executions. Between 1940 and 1945, Brasse took around 50,000 photographs of the horror around him. He took them because he had no choice.

Eventually, Brasse's conscience wouldn't allow him to hide behind his camera. First he risked his life by joining the camp's Resistance movement, faking documents for prisoners, trying to smuggle images to the outside world to reveal what was happening. Then, when Soviet troops finally advanced on the camp to liberate it, Brasse refused SS orders to destroy his photographs. 'Because the world must know,' he said.

For readers of The Librarian of Auschwitz and The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz, this extraordinary true story of horror, hope and courage lies at the very heart of the Holocaust.
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'Brasse has left us with a powerful legacy in images. Because of them we can see the victims of the Holocaust as human and not statistics.' Fergal Keane
Article Number:
142058
Author:
Luca Crippa
Brand Name:
Penguin Books
ISBN:
9780857527462
Number of Pages:
304
Product Contains:
Trade Paperback
Product Depth:
2.3 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.402 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
16.03.2021
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Release Date:
Tue Mar 16 00:00:00 AEDT 2021
Product details
The extraordinary true story of Wilhelm Brasse, the Auschwitz prisoner whose photographs exposed the atrocities of the Holocaust and then helped to convict the Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials.

'I looked death in the eyes. I did it fifty thousand times...' Wilhelm Brasse
_______________

When Germany invaded Wilhelm Brasse's native Poland in 1939, he was asked to swear allegiance to Hitler and join the Wehrmacht. He refused. He was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp as political prisoner number 3444. A trained portrait photographer, he was ordered by the SS to record the inner workings of the camp. He began by taking identification photographs of the prisoners as they entered the camp, went on to capture the criminal medical experiments of Josef Mengele, and also recorded executions. Between 1940 and 1945, Brasse took around 50,000 photographs of the horror around him. He took them because he had no choice.

Eventually, Brasse's conscience wouldn't allow him to hide behind his camera. First he risked his life by joining the camp's Resistance movement, faking documents for prisoners, trying to smuggle images to the outside world to reveal what was happening. Then, when Soviet troops finally advanced on the camp to liberate it, Brasse refused SS orders to destroy his photographs. 'Because the world must know,' he said.

For readers of The Librarian of Auschwitz and The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz, this extraordinary true story of horror, hope and courage lies at the very heart of the Holocaust.
_______________

'Brasse has left us with a powerful legacy in images. Because of them we can see the victims of the Holocaust as human and not statistics.' Fergal Keane
Specification
Article Number:
142058
Author:
Luca Crippa
Brand Name:
Penguin Books
ISBN:
9780857527462
Number of Pages:
304
Product Contains:
Trade Paperback
Product Depth:
2.3 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.402 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
16.03.2021
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Release Date:
Tue Mar 16 00:00:00 AEDT 2021