David Frum

04.17.13

Poland Observes 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising With Exhibit of 3D Photos

Fascinating and moving:

Israel's ambassador to Poland opened a 3D show of Warsaw ghetto photos on Wednesday as part of observances marking the 70th anniversary of the ghetto's ill-fated revolt against Nazi Germans.

The forty-eight pictures on show at Warsaw's Fotoplastikon are images of people walking or begging in the streets, street vendors, and the Jewish cemetery. Most of them were taken between 1940, when the ghetto was set up, and 1945, when almost nothing remained of Warsaw's Jewish district. Some of the images are very poignant, like the one of a boy searching for lice in his clothes. ... The 2D photos were supplied by the family of a Polish photographer and turned into stereoscopic images that, when viewed through binoculars, offer a 3D effect.