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Light of the negative / Images from the Ringelblum Archive and the Jerzy Lewczyński Archive: Reinterpreted

By Jewish Historical Institute

Temporary exhibition at the Jewish Historical Institute, 26 April – 25 August 2019.

The Ringelblum Archive, collected by the Oneg Shabbat group, contains — among others – a set of 76 photographs, inside views onto the closed community in the Warsaw Ghetto. After unearthing the first part of the Archive in 1946, researchers gave titles to the photographs and tried to decode locations and people recorded on the images.

After more than 70 years, we return to these images and traces of past events. A suggestion for their new reading – as images and as text, as well as relationships between them – came from Prof. Georges Didi Huberman, lecturer at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, one of the most renowned researchers of the theory of the image.

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