In the Camps by Erich Hartmann

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Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, this text is a photographic testimony by the Magnum photographer, Erich Hartmann. It captures the sites of over 30 former Nazi concentration camps as they exist today, such as Buchenwald near Weimar, Auschwitz in Poland and Theresienstadt in the Czech Republic. They are quiet, empty and derelict, their stillness accentuating the sense of desolation they share, and some will soon become museums, less palpable reminders of their horrific past. This collection of photographs by Hartmann, an exile from Germany in 1938, is intended to pay silent homage to the countless victims who died in the camps.
 

About Erich Hartmann

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Erich Hartmann (l922-l999), Magnum photojournalist for fifty years, wasrenowned for his work in the arts, his interpretationof the industrial landscape and hisrevelation of the beauty at the heart of technology, work that was published world-wideand in many exhibitions including Our Daily Bread and Objects of Technology.In l995 his photographs of the remains of the Nazi death camps were publishedas In the Camps (W.W. Norton) and continue to travel as an acclaimed exhibition.His wife Ruth Bains Hartmann, for years book editor in a New York publishinghouse, writes about art, literature and travel for magazines and journals in the US andEngland and was for ten years feature writer for a seasonal Maine Coast paper.
 
Published May 1, 1995 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 112 pages
Genres: History, War, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction