The Virginia Holocaust Museum will host a remarkable photograph exhibit. Entitled The Face of the Ghetto, the exhibition will feature remarkable photographs taken by Jewish photographers in the Lodz Ghetto from 1940-1944. SS officers frequently photographed the miserable realities in the many ghettos established in Eastern Europe.
The origins of the photographs that comprise this exhibit are somewhat unclear. Whatever the case, each photograph represents a moment frozen in time that forms a small part of the grand mosaic depicting the destruction of European Jewry. Powerful, poignant, moving, this exhibit will provide another dimension of the ordinary men, women and children who eventually perished during the Shoah. This exhibit will open on 1 July and remain up until the end of September 2012. The exhibit is free to the public.