“Mendel takes out his camera. No more flowers,
clouds, natures, stills or landscapes.
Amid the horror all around him he has found his
destiny: to photograph and leave behind a testimony
for all generations about the great tragedy unfolding
before his eyes.”
Mendel Grossman’s photos constitute only a small
portion of the historical photos in Yad Vashem’s
Photo Archive collection. The largest of its kind in
the world, this collection comprises some 200,000
photographs related to the Holocaust.
The online archive currently comprises 130,000