Added: June 3, 2017 – Last updated: June 3, 2017


Author: David Shneer

Title: The Elusive Search for Evidence

Subtitle: Evgenii Kahldei's Budapest Ghetto, Images of Rape, and Soviet Holocaust Photography

Journal: Slavic Review

Volume: 76

Issue: 1

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

Pages: 80-89

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)


Author: David Shneer, Department of History, University of Colorado at Boulder – Author's Personal Website,

Abstract: »I began studying Soviet photography in the early 2000s. To be more specific, I began studying Soviet photographers, most of whom had “Jewish” written on their internal passports, as I sought to understand how it was possible that a large number of photographers creating images of World War II were members of an ethnic group that was soon to be persecuted by the highest levels of the state. I ended up uncovering the social history of Soviet Jews and their relationship to photography, as I also explored how their training in the 1920s and 1930s shaped the photographs they took during World War II.« (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