The Links

Terezîn Memorial

The Jewish Museum in Prague

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

List of Jewish Museums, worldwide

List of Holocaust Museums, worldwide

The Defiant Requiem

Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Amnesty International

Council of American Jewish Museums

About The Girls in Room 28 by Hannelore Brenner

Yad Vashem

USC Shoah Foundation

Alexander Shonert, Violinist

Here is a partial bibliography for the books I’ve read over the last four years. It is my habit to read literature of the time when I am going to a place to photograph. But in this instance, I have read as many first person accounts as possible, so that when I am visiting the sites I have an emotional as well as factual underpinning for interpreting the scene and creating images.

The Girls of Room 28, Hannelore Brenner

The Nazi Officer’s Wife, Edith H. Beer

The Thief of Auschwitz, Jon Clinch

All But My Life, Gerda Weissman Klein

Surviving Auschwitz, Primo Levi

Night, Elie Wiesel

Dawn, Elie Wiesel

Day, Elie Wiesel

A Lucky Child, Thomas Buergenthal

The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom

Rena’s Promise, Rena Kornreich Gelissen

The Lost, Daniel Mendelsohn

The Righteous, Martin Gilbert

Atlas of the Holocaust, Martin Gilbert

The Jews of Silence, Elie Wiesel

Salvaged Pages, Alexandra Zapruder

When Paris Went Dark, Ronald Rosbottom

Under a Cruel Star, Heda Margolius Kovaly

Suite Française, Irene Nemirovsky

War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust, Doris L. Bergen

Theresienstadt, Vera Shiff

A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, Caroline Stoessinger

Auschwitz and After, Charlotte Delbo

The Girl in the Green Sweater, Krystyna Chiger with Daniel Raisner

Inside the Gas Chambers: Eight Months in the Sonderkommando at Auschwitz, Shlomo Venezia

Babi Yar, A. Anatoli Kuznetsov

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, Timothy Snyder

After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival by the Stepsister of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss

Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933 – 1945, Saul Friendlander

I Will Bear Witness, 1942 – 1945, A Diary of the Nazi Years, Victor Klemperer

Still Alive, Ruth Kluger and Lore Segal


Video, does not include contemporary popular films such as Shindler’s List or The Pianist

Night and Fog, Alain Resnais, Criterion Collection

Sholem Aleichem, Laughing in the Darkness, Joseph Dorman, Riverside Films

The Children of Chabannes, Lisa Gossels and Dean Wetherell, Perennial Pictures Inc.

My Knees Were Jumping, Remembering the Kindertransports, Melissa Hacker

Forgiving Dr. Mengele, Bob Hercules and Cheri Pugh

Trial at Nuremburg, Jack Kaufman

Hana’s Suitcase, A Journey in 18 Chapters, Larry Weinstein

The Restless Conscience, Resistance to Hitler in Nazi Germany, Hava Kohav Beller

The Last Stage, Wanda Jakubowska

Night Will Fall, Andre Singer, Rat Pack Entertainment

Shoah, Claude Lanzmann




"Loss and Beauty is a literary work of photography based on Holocaust survivor's diaries. But it is also a uniquely involving visual experience, one that uses masterfully merged photographs to draw one in, establish and hold a mood and ultimately tell a story. Importantly, the work also asks each viewer a searching and timeless question: Can profound loss by addressed by beauty? Keron Psillas' answer, in her deeply realized book and exhibit, is yes."
- Sam Abell