A portrait of a Jewish woman in the ghetto.
Taken by Hugo Jaeger in the Kutno Ghetto, April 1940. Hugo Jaeger was one of Adolf Hitler’s personal photographers.
I really can’t look at the second photo and not detest it. Not because of this fantastic, heroic, wonderful woman, but because of the dynamic of this photo and how it was taken: who knows whether or not that Nazi told her “Smile.” and if he did, was she going to disobey him? Was she going to disobey this person who, with a few words, could have had her murdered?
it’s a really compelling artifact though.
Happy Birthday ROSA LUXEMBURG (March 5, 1871 – January 15, 1919)
"Socialism alone is in a position to complete the great work of permanent peace, to heal the thousand wounds from which humanity is bleeding, to transform the plains of Europe, trampled down by the passage of the apocryphal horseman of war, into blossoming gardens, to conjure up ten productive forces for every one destroyed, to awaken all the physical and moral energies of humanity, and to replace hatred and dissension with internal solidarity, harmony, and respect for every human being.”
Image: ROSA LUXEMBURG MINES FOR SOLIDARITY
Detail/ LABOR SOLIDARITY HAS NO BORDERS
by Mike Alewitz
Dedicated to the Undocumented Workers of the World
Library for Social Studies & Research
South-Central LA / 1990/ Approx 23’ x 48’
Popudinské Močidľany village, Záhorie region, Western Slovakia.
Soviet Educational Advertisement in Yiddish, 1920
The “Kheyder” (traditional religious school) is compared to the modern “Rotn shul” (“Red School”): “The old school has fostered slates. The red school prepares healthy, capable working men, builders of the Soviet Order.”
Before the state established several Soviet Yiddish-language schools to further a Soviet agenda.
Lenin Unveils Liebknecht and Luxemburg Monument (1920)
Vladimir I. Lenin at the unveiling of a monument to German revolutionaries Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg on the first anniversary of their murders. Palace Square, Petrograd, 1920.
Photo by Victor Bulla