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Mattress and woodframe production at the Holzwollenfabrik workshop

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© 2015 Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Overview
    Title
    Mattress and woodframe production at the Holzwollenfabrik workshop
    Date
    1942
    Medium
    35 mm cellulose nitrate negative
    Dimensions
    Frame: 3.4 x 3.7 cm (1 5/16 x 1 7/16 in.)
    Credit Line
    Gift from Archive of Modern Conflict, 2007
    Object Number
    2007/1964.16
    Type of object
    Negative
  • Extended Label

    Ross photographed many factories and workshops to demonstrate the efficiency of Jewish labour. Having worked as a photojournalist for the Polish press before

    1939, he carefully composed images showing workers engaged in various stages of production, which satisfied the ghetto’s Nazi administrators. This series shows Lodz

    Ghetto residents making mattresses filled with wood shavings.

  • Exhibitions & Publications
    Published References

    Sutnik, Maia Mari. Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross. Exhibition Catalogue. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2015, pg. 63

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