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The Cold Eye

Final Pictures of Jewish Families from the Tarnów Ghetto

Topography of Terror

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© Wolfgang Reichmann, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

In late 1941, two Viennese scholars developed a project “to research typical Eastern European Jews.” The following March, using the “cold eye of science,” they took photographs of more than a hundred Jewish families – 565 men, women and children – in the German-occupied Polish city of Tarnów. Only 26 of these people were able to survive the Holocaust and recount what happened. Pictures and brief biographies of those murdered have been preserved. This exhibition documents the work carried out by the two scholars while also depicting the lives of Jews in Tarnów before 1939 and their murder under German occupation. This story is typical of how hundreds of Jewish communities were persecuted and destroyed in the parts of Poland under German rule and terror.

An Exhibition of: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Stiftung Topographie des Terrors

Topography of Terror
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10963 Berlin

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10:00 - 20:00

The outdoor grounds are accessible until dusk (not later than 20:00)

Please observe the distancing rules and coughing etiquette; we recommend that you wear a mouth and nose mask in outdoor areas; it is compulsory in the building. In case of acute respiratory diseases, we kindly ask that you refrain from visiting the center.

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