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[Nettie Stub, eleven years old, from Hanover, in a Polish detention camp, Zbaszyn]

Date November 1938
Location Zbaszyn Poland
Dimensions Image: 8 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (21 x 19.7 cm)
Paper: 9 15/16 x 8 in. (25.2 x 20.3 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Vishniac’s photograph of Nettie Stub, taken in Zbaszyn, was put on the wire along with several of his Zbaszyn photographs and picked up by the Red Cross. Later that year, Stub was rescued and brought to safety in Sweden by the Red Cross, along with several other children. In 1983,Stub, then living in the Bronx as Nettie Katz, noticed this picture of herself in Vishniac’s seminal publication A Vanished World. She contacted the photographer and told him that she believed the Red Cross chose to save her because of his photograph.


© Mara Vishniac Kohn

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Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013

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