Paul Salmons presents as part of the Auschwitz Speaker Series.
Much of what we think we know about Auschwitz has been shaped by a relatively small number of iconic photographs. In a previous talk in this series, Frances G. Sternberg took a fascinating and detailed look at the history of the infamous “Auschwitz Album”, compiled by the SS. Now, in this talk, we will explore further how to read these photographs as evidence, looking beyond the image to examine not only what each one shows but to ask what it reveals. But we will also go further, asking how we can break this perpetrator's gaze and how other rare photographs of Auschwitz provide radically different perspectives of the same time and place.
Presented by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and Union Station Kansas City in support of the exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.