OBJECTS FROM THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS

 

Photographs by Richard Wiesel

 

A cousin of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel, photographer Richard Wiesel was granted exclusive access to the closed archives of the concentration camp memorials at Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück to photograph artifacts that had never been seen publicly. Working with German historian Dr. Robert Sommer, Wiesel was able to connect the artifacts, personal items that belonged to prisoners at the camps, to their former owners.

The exhibit, making its west coast and major museum debut, includes Wiesel's photographs as well as the stories behind each object and its owner. 

Richard Wiesel spent 26 years of his working career as a marketing director for Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures home entertainment. He currently works from a photography studio in Sydney, Australia.