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Berlin / London : The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon


The Wiener Holocaust Library announces the online exhibition Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon is now live and available to users to view at home. This exhibition explores the life and work of pioneering German-Jewish photographer, Gerty Simon, who was renowned in the 1920s and 1930s for her portraits of important political and artistic figures in Weimar Berlin and interwar London. Besides the incredible photography that Gerty produced she also lived an incredible life – escaping from the Nazis in 1933 and having to uproot her entire life from Berlin and flee to Britain. The Wiener Holocaust Library hope that with this project we can bring into focus, for the first time in eighty years, the work of this powerful, innovative and largely forgotten photographic artist, particularly as she photographed so many important cultural figures from the lost world of Weimar Berlin.   On the Gerty Simon collection – her life & work: In 2016, we received a donation of documents and photographs from the estate of Bernard Simon. Amongst his personal effects were 327 large-scale prints of photographs...

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