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Object ID

2012.1.578

Object Name

Photograph

Date

1945

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Black and white photograph of men in a mishmosh of prisoner's clothes and heavy jackets standing behind barbed wire. Most look directly at the camera. The man in the middle is holding onto the wire.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Iconic photograph-a Time-Life Pictures reprint- taken by Margaret Bourke-White for Life Magazine of recently liberated male prisoners of Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Bourke-White was one of four female photojournalists to cover World War II. Clearly posed for the camera, the men, some leaning against the barbed wire fence, look directly at the camera with an expression that seems to be saying say “Look closely-how could you let this happen.”

Dimensions

14 1/2 x 18"

Keywords

Barbed wire, Life Magazine, Kelton Lalos, Margaret Bourke White, Buchenwald, Survivors

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Liberation

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