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FRAGMENTS | Yevgeny Khaldei


Yevgeny Khaldei, a Soviet photographer hailing from Ukraine and of Jewish descent, gained recognition for his remarkable photographs during World War II. His most iconic image depicts the raising of the Soviet flag atop the Reichstag building in Berlin, symbolizing Germany's ultimate defeat. It is worth noting that the utilization of the Reichstag for this purpose held purely symbolic significance, as the building had not been in use since being set ablaze in 1933.


Yevgeny Khaldei captured another notable war photograph that happens to be among my personal favorites. Subsequently, the deer in the photograph was affectionately named Yash.






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