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Author: Peter Pastor

Title: Photographs as Historic Documents

Subtitle: An Examination of Two of Evgenii Khaldei's Budapest Photos

Journal: Slavic Review

Volume: 76

Issue: 1

Year: Spring 2017 (Published online: May 2, 2017)

Pages: 53-62

ISSN: 0037-6779 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 2325-7784 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: German History, Hungarian History | Representations: Photographs; Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / German War Crimes during the Second World War


Link: Cambridge University Press (Free Access)


Abstract: »In a recent letter to the editor of Slavic Review, I took issue with the identification and interpretation of two photographs that appeared in an article titled “Heroes, Victims, Role Models: Representing the Child Soldiers of the Warsaw Uprising.” The scenes were mistakenly identified as taking place in wartime Warsaw. While various perspectives may be taken on how one uses and interprets photographs in other disciplines, as an historian, I believe it to be essential that a strict review of the photographs’ origin be examined since they may force us to come to different conclusions about the reality of historical events, and possibly perpetrators of crimes. The crux of my argument follows.« (Source: Slaviv Review)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Germany / Nazi Germany | History of Europe: History of Hungary / Hungary in World War II | History of photography: War photography | Russian photographers: Yevgeny Khaldei | Sex and the law: Wartime sexual violence | War: World War II / War crimes of the Wehrmacht