Cover Osteuropa 8-10/2008

In Osteuropa 8-10/2008

The Place Does Not Speak
Taking Photographs at Auschwitz

Ansgar Gilster

Deutsche Fassung


Auschwitz can be photographed in a broad variety of ways. Nonetheless, the picture that one makes of Auschwitz remains unfocused. No explanation for what happened can be found. The very different pictures made at the former concentration camp and killing centre during a photography seminar tell the story of a futile effort to approach the site.

(Osteuropa 8-10/2008, pp. 387–394)

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