Objects from the concentration camps

A photography exhibition

In 2018 Richard Wiesel, the nephew of a prominent Auschwitz survivor, visited the former Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück concentration camps. Being overwhelmed by that experience he decided to tell the stories, the former prisoners cannot tell anymore. With the help of Dr. Robert Sommer, a world renowned expert of Nazi concentration camps, he researched the stories behind objects originating from those sites. In Lena Scherer, the Hamburg, based photographer, they found support for the technical part, and a sensitive eye for the design. 

This exhibition shows objects from Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen photographed by Richard Wiesel. The objects are enlarged and they appear bigger than us. They tell the poignant stories their owners are no longer able to. These are stories of life and death, of killing and survival, and of everyday life. With the simplicity of each image the viewers are encouraged to engage with the often terrifying history of each relic. 

Concept: Richard Wiesel, Lena Scherer, Dr. Robert Sommer
Photography: Richard Wiesel
Digital Lead & Editing: Lena Scherer
Layout: Richard Wiesel, Lena Scherer
Historic research & Writing: Dr. Robert Sommer 

28 January – 15 September 2020, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm

5/10 Karetny ryad, Moscow

Фонд имени Фридриха Эберта в России