Exploring the contrast between images of the Holocaust in relation to the political stances of the photographers who took them:focussing on photographers Hugo Jaeger and Joe Heydecker: which images hold the greatest truth?

Bhullar, Sasha (2013) Exploring the contrast between images of the Holocaust in relation to the political stances of the photographers who took them:focussing on photographers Hugo Jaeger and Joe Heydecker: which images hold the greatest truth? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The choice of war photography with particular emphasis on The Holocaust stems firstly from my personal motivation. As a child of the late 20th century, stories and events from the world wars became known to me largely through history lessons but also through the cinema with films such as ‘Schindler’s List’ (Spielberg,1993). This film is a harrowing account of the life and actions of Oskar Schindler who saved thousands of Jews lives. The film does not shy away from the atrocities commit and can be extremely graphic, keeping it true to life and not shying away from the facts. After watching this film and also learning in school history lessons, I have always thought that it is fundamental that the world know about the Holocaust and the terrible things that occurred, in order for them not to ever be repeated. The most effective way is through the means of photographic imagery and film. ‘Seeing is believing’ and photographic evidence gives proof and has more impact on people when learning about this event, rather than what they are just told.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2013 16:24
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:24
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/12326

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