Opening Sunday, September 22nd, from 2PM - 3:30PM
On view through Sunday, September 22nd
Memory Unearthed offers an extraordinarily rare glimpse of resistance inside the Lodz Ghetto during WWII, through the lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross. In 1940, Ross was confined the Lodz Ghetto and put to work as a bureaucratic photographer taking official photographs for Jewish identification cards and Nazi propaganda. Unofficially, and forbidden from doing so, Ross risked his life to document the realities of life in the ghetto. After liberation, Ross recovered more than 3,000 negatives, buried before the ghetto was liquidated. Memory Unearthed presents more than 300 of Ross’s powerful photographs, comprising a realistic and intimate visual record of the Holocaust.
The opening program will feature a panel discussion with exhibition curator Maia-Mari Sutnik, Curator Emeritus, Photography, the Art Gallery of Ontario; and Judith Cohen, Chief Acquisitions Curator, USHMM.
Free with Museum Admission
Image caption: Henryk Ross. Ghetto police escorting residents for deportation. 1942-1944. Art Gallery of Ontario