Dr. David Shneer
David Shneer is the Louis P. Singer Chair in Jewish History, Professor of History and Director of the Program in Jewish Studeis at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for Jewish Studies. ... Read more.
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Dr. David Shneer: “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust.”
Monday, February 10th, 6 pm at Mandel Atrium
In January 1942, in the city of Kerch in southern Russia, three Jewish photographers working for the Soviet press became the first liberators to photograph the Holocaust. Who were these photographers? What photographs did they take as journalists for the ‘other ally’ liberating sites of Nazi atrocities three years before Western allies? And why do we know so little about them and the story of how the Soviet Union confronted the earliest evidence of Nazi atrocities against Jews, Sinti/Roma, and others on the eastern front of World War II? “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes” answers these questions and will force you to rethink cherished truths about the Holocaust and World War II.