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  • MichelleMedenblik

FRAGMENTS | Yevgeny Khaldei

Yevgeny Khaldei was a Soviet photographer born in the Ukraine, of Jewish origin, known for his photographs from World War II, and especially for his photo showing the hoisting of the Soviet flag over the Reichstag building in Berlin, which symbolized the final defeat of Germany. The use made of the Reichstag was purely symbolic as the Reichstag had not been used since it was set on fire in 1933.

Yevgeny Khaldei is also the one who took one of my favorite war photographs. Later the deer was named Yash.

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