The Photographer of Auschwitz

Original Title: Der Fotograf von Auschwitz

original edition

Recommended age group: 13 +
Hardcover, 192 pages, 15.0 x 22.7 cm, 5.9 x 8.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-15919-4
€ 14.99 [D] | € 15.50 [A] | CHF 21.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: cbj Kinderbücher

Date of publication: January 12, 2015
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Rights sold to: Egypt (Masr El Arabia), China (New Star)

Picture rights are with Museum Auschwitz

Reiner  Engelmann - <b>The Photographer of Auschwitz</b>


The shocking document of an Auschwitz survivor

When Wilhelm Brasse was deported to the main concentration camp in Auschwitz at the age of 22, he has no idea that as a trained photographer he is to document all the horror of the place. His task is to photograph the camp prisoners. People who shortly afterwards are murdered in the gas chambers. People who are abused by Josef Mengele for "medical research purposes" and whose fear of death is reflected in their faces. Refusal to do this job would have been his own death sentence. When Brasse is to burn all the photos in 1945 he refuses so as not to destroy the evidence of the incredible horror. Reiner Engelmann was able to meet Wilhelm Brasse and has written the story of his life for young adults. A harrowing document – against oblivion.

Target group: 13+

• Haunting and disturbing – a documentary report about the photographer of Auschwitz

• Based on recordings of Wilhelm Brasse's conversations with teenagers shortly before his death on 23.10.2012

• With original photographs from the Auschwitz Museum

• Target group: 13+

"Wilhelm Brasse did what a photographer with a soul had to do: he showed what was happening in Auschwitz."


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