Sunday, March 10, 2013

Recovered Historical Photos Fete Jewish Fight against Franco's Fascism

After leaving Hitler's Germany, Jewish photographer Gerda Taro snapped this image at the funeral of Bela Frankl, a Hungarian Jew who died in the Spanish civil war while serving under the name General Lukacs. (Courtesy of the International Center of Photography)
PARIS — Lost for decades, the work of three revolutionary Jewish photographers has gone on display in Paris, documenting both a breakthrough in war journalism and the mass involvement of Jews in the fight against fascism.

Considered a priceless record of the Spanish civil war, the so-called Mexican Suitcase is composed of three boxes of negatives — a total of 4,500 pictures taken between 1936 and 1939 by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David “Chim” Seymour.

Seymour captured Spaniards at a political rally in Badajoz in 1936. (Estate of David Seymour/Magnum Photos)  
Seymour captured Spaniards at a political rally in Badajoz in 1936. 
(Estate of David Seymour/Magnum Photos)
Given up as lost near the start of WWII, the collection — part of the valuable material Capa was forced to abandon during the Nazi invasion of Paris — resurfaced in Mexico in 1995.......

Recovered Historical Photos fete Jewish fight against Franco's fascism | The Times of Israel

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