Dmitri Baltermants, a Jewish Russian photographer, served as a war photographer for the Kremlin during World War II. His lens bore witness to the monumental Battle of Stalingrad and various Red Army engagements across Russia and Ukraine.
Baltermants, alongside his fellow photographers documenting the Red Army, faced the challenge of censorship imposed by Soviet authorities. The authorities aimed to portray the battles in a positive light and bolster morale, leading to the suppression of many of
Baltermants' photographs. However, despite these restrictions, Baltermants managed to capture powerful and poignant images that would later come to light.
It was not until the 1960s that the full impact of Baltermants' work was finally realized, and his previously censored photographs were allowed to be published.