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Information requests
29.01   Improving content on countries
Carte de visite
29.02   The carte de visite in Poland
29.03   Jack Burman: KZ
This theme includes example sections and will be revised and added to as we proceed. Suggestions for additions, improvements and the correction of factual errors are always appreciated.
Information requests 
29.01   Europe >  Improving content on countries 
We are seeking to extend the information and examples we can share on this country.
  • Earliest photographs
  • Key photographers and their studios
  • Major documentary photographic series
  • Significant historical events
  • Books, magazines and journals - including their covers
  • Photographic societies and associations - including outings and meetings
These points are indicative of topics that could be included on this page and if you have expertise you would like to share now is the time to get in touch.
If you are able to assist in any way it is appreciated.
Carte de visite 
29.02   Europe >  The carte de visite in Poland 
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29.03   Europe >  Jack Burman: KZ 
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The photographer Jack Burman wrote about this deceptively tranquil scene at Birkenau from his series KZ:
Ashes and bones from the incinerated bodies were crushed with wooden mortars, then buried in pits or sunk in the Sola and Vistula rivers or in ponds at Birkenau. The ashes and bone fragments were also used as fill in the terrain and bogs and as fertilizer for fields belonging to the camp. Primo Levi adds that they were sometimes used “instead of gravel to cover the paths of the SS village located near the camp, whether out of pure callousness or because, due to their origins, they were regarded as material to be trampled on, I couldn’t say”.


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General reading 
Citroen, Hans & Starzynska, Barbara, 2012, Auschwitz-Oswiecim, Oswiecim-Auschwitz, (Post Editions) isbn-13: 978-9460830501 [There are editions in Dutch, English and German] [Δ
Fox, Frank, 1999, God's Eye: Aerial Photography and the Katyn Forest Massacre, (West Chester, PA: West Chester University Press) [Δ
Garztecki, Juliusz, 1977, January, ‘Early Photography in Eastern Europe: Poland‘, History of Photography, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 39-62 [Δ
Georg, Willy, 1993, In the Warsaw Ghetto Summer 1941: Photographs by Willy Georg with Passages from the Warsaw Ghetto Diaries, (Aperture) isbn-10: 0893815268 isbn-13: 978-0893815264 [Δ
Macek, Vaclav, 2011, The History of European Photography 1900-2000, (Central European House of Photography) isbn-13: 978-8085739558 [Three volumes] [Δ
Piórkowska, Krystyna, 2012, English-speaking Witnesses to Katyn: Recent Research, (MK, Muzeum Katyn´skie) [Δ
Poirer, Robert G., 1981, Spring, ‘The Katyn Enigma: New Evidence in a 40-year-old Riddle‘, Studies in Intelligence, vol. 25, pp. 53-63 [Δ
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
Joe Heydecker 
Heydecker, Joe J., 1983, Das Warschauer Ghetto: Foto-Dokumente eines deutschen Soldaten aus dem Jahr 1941, (Muenchen: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag) isbn-10: 3423102470 isbn-13: 978-3423102476 [Δ
Heydecker, Joe J., 1991, The Warsaw Ghetto: A Photographic Record, 1941-1944, (London: St Martins Press) isbn-10: 1850431558 isbn-13: 978-1850431558 [Δ
Heinrich Hoffmann 
Hoffmann, Heinrich, n.d.Mit Hitler in Polen [With Hitler in Poland], (Berlin) [Reprinted with German and English text by Preuss, 2006] [Δ
Anton Rohrbach 
Junevicius, Dainius, 2013, Antalis Rohrbachas 1861 m. fotografijos, (Vilnius: Versus Aureus) isbn-13: 978-9955344049 [Δ
Roman Vishniac 
Flacks, Miriam Hartman & Kohn, Mara Vishniac, 1999, Roman Vishniac: Children of a Vanished World, (Los Angeles: University of California Press) [Δ
Kinkead, Eugene & Capa, Cornell (ed.), 1974, Roman Vishniac, (New York: Grossman Publishers) [Δ
Newhouse, Alan, 2010, ‘A Closer Reading of Roman Vishniac‘, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, p. MM36 [Δ
Shandler, Jeffrey, 2003, ‘The Time of Vishniac: Photographs of Prewar Eastern European Jewry in Post-War Contexts‘, Polin: A Journal of Polish-Jewish Studies, vol. 16 [Δ
Vishniac, Roman, 1969, A Vanished World, (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux) [Δ
Vishniac, Roman, 1983, A Vanished World, (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) [Δ
Vishniac, Roman, 1986, A Vanished World - Roman Vishniac, (Douglas & McIntyre) isbn-10: 0374520232 isbn-13: 978-0374520236 [Foreword by Elie Wiesel] [Δ
Vishniac, Roman & Heschel, Abraham Joshua (ed.), 1947, Polish Jews: A Pictorial Record, (New York: Schocken Books) [Δ
Wiesel, Marion & Vishniac, Roman, 1993, To Give Them Light: The Legacy of Roman Vishniac, (New York: Simon and Schuster) [Δ
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - 
Poland at Wat ... 
Photographs taken in Poland during the Second World War. 

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ThumbnailIgnacy Krieger: Polish folk costumes 
ThumbnailRoman Vishniac: Entrance to the Ghetto, Cracow 
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ThumbnailRoman Vishniac: Granddaughter and Grandfather, Warsaw 
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ThumbnailRoman Vishniac: Street photography 
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ThumbnailRoman Vishniac: The Face of Wisdom, Cracow 
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