Survivors: Faces of Life after the Holocaust
by Martin Schoeller
Marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 1945, these portraits by New York–based photographer Martin Schoeller (born 1968) were photographed in cooperation with Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center.
Schoeller’s compelling images capture the weathered faces of Jewish men and women who lived through and witnessed the atrocities of the Holocaust, and allow viewers to look into their eyes for traces of the experiences they endured and to be inspired by their resilience and remarkable strength of spirit. Targets of baseless anguish and suffering simply because they were Jewish, their lives were forever altered during the dark years of the Holocaust.
Each photograph offers a portal to the vast legacy of the victims and the survivors.