Documentation or Decoration?

Uses and Misuses of Photographs in the Historiography of the Holocaust
  • Bryan F. Lewis


Many the books and papers written about various aspects of the Holocaust include photographs, and the ways in which these images are presented vary widely. Even a cursory examination raises several questions: do historians use photographs as documents in their research, or do they use them only to provide illustrations; and, when photographs are reproduced in books and papers, is the reproduction done responsibly and in a way that is helpful to the reader?


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