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

Date 1947
Location Berlin Germany
Dimensions Image (paper): 9 15/16 x 5 3/8 in. (25.2 x 13.7 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

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.


© Mara Vishniac Kohn

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Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013

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