Jewish Photographer Captures 15 Extremely Rare Yet Evocative Pictures That Even The Nazis Found Hard To Find 

The harsh reality of the Nazis' atrocities.

Jewish Photographer Captures 15 Extremely Rare Yet Evocative Pictures That Even The Nazis Found Hard To Find 
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Prior to 1939, Henryk Ross had been a news and sports paparazzo in his hometown of Łódź, Poland. We all know that during the Nazi regime, very few people could survive and he was one of those people. His photography prowess allowed him to survive the Nazi occupation and document some of its most egregious crimes.

By 1944, Henryk had secretly managed to capture the reality of the Nazis' atrocities that he felt he had to hide from them. And so he did.

After a year, following liberalization, he went back to his secret spot and buried them up. Now, after 70 years those pictures remain some of the history's most revealing documents. Have a look at the compilation of such pictures.

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1. A picture of the couple in Poland captured during the Nazi occupation in the Lodz Ghetto. It was captured between 1940-44. 

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2. A picture captured in 1940 which displays a man carrying a Torah that he saved from the debris of the tarnished synagogue on Wolborska Street. 

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3. 1940-1944: A very young boy searching for food like potatoes in the dirt during the Nazi occupation. 

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4. 1944: A picture after the death camp where food pails, baskets, dishes, and pots had been tragically left behind by ghetto residents. 

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5. 1940-1942: A picture of a woman with her young baby; probably the family of a ghetto policeman. 

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6. 1940-1944: Even the young children were victims of the Nazis' dehumanization and cruelty. In a picture, the tiny girl prepares to pose for a portrait where she was forced to wear a star inside the ghetto. 

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7. 1940-1944: A symbol at the entrance to the Jewish ghetto which reads, "Jewish neighborhood. Entering is forbidden." Maybe because the Nazis didn't want the visitors to know what was happening inside.

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8. 1945: Henryk spotted with a group of friends as they came back to Łódź Ghetto where he concealed the photo negatives and documents. 

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9. 1940-1944: On a harsh and a snowy winter morning in Poland many men and women along with their bags and baggage marching towards the deportation camps. 

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10. 1942: A truck loaded with young children taken to the deportation point. Sadly, they were transferred to the Chelmno Nad Nerem (Renamed Kulmhof) Death Camp.

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11. 1940-1944: A group of men and women moving from the wreckage by the destruction of the synagogue on Wolborska Street, looking for a ray of hope that may have survived its ruination. 

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12. 1940: Henryk spotted in the photo capturing photographs in the ghetto. The identity of the photographer was for identification cards by the Department of Statistics.

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13. 1940-1944: The horrifying picture of the skulls and bones lying on the ground inside the Łódź Ghetto. 

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14. 1940-1944: An old and torn jacket, used as a scarecrow marked with the yellow Star of David. The empty item of the garment symbolizes the lost experience there. 

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15. 1944: A photograph depicting the end of World War II, when many of those held inside the ghetto were exiled en masse.

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Were you touched by these pictures?