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This Jewish Photographer Documented A Nazi-Controlled Ghetto. In March 1945 a man who had witnessed far too much human misery dug into ground hardened by the Polish winter and retrieved what he had buried months earlier. Thus, in a manner of speaking, did he provide the dead with an afterlife. His name was Henryk Ross . He had been an official photographer in the ghetto that Nazi occupiers created in Lodz, a city in the heart of Poland. There, in the first half of the 1940s, they walled off tens of thousands of Jews. Ross, a sports photographer before the Germans invaded Poland in September 1939, was one of them. Working for the ghetto’s Department of Statistics, he shot identification-c... Full story

20 March