FRAGMENTS | Wilhelm Brasse
Wilhelm Brasse was a Polish Jewish photographer and a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Due to his background in portrait photography, the camp authorities made Brasse the concentration camp's photographer and under their command he photographed medical experiments on humans, work of prisoners in the concentration camp and identification photos for the prisoners' files. According to Brasse's estimation, between 1940-1945 he took 40,000 - 50,000 identification photos. Brasse was liberated by American forces in May 1945.