Daniel Etter Remembers the Holocaust

Monks of the Catholic community of Oswiecim commemorate the victims of the Holocaust in the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Nov. 6, 2005. The German occupation during World War II and the atrocities that happened during this time still play an important role in Polish society. Daniel Etter/Alexia Foundation

In 2006, Daniel Etter received a Student Award of Excellence Grant to continue his project, “The Long Shadow of the Third Reich.” His work examines how the events of the Holocaust influence people and events still today.

It urges us to never allow something like this to happen again

Daniel’s work focuses on events that memorialized those lost in Poland, particularly around Auschwitz, outside of Krakow and Majdanek in Lublin, Poland, the sites of the two extermination camps used by the Nazi regime. He shows people from all backgrounds coming together to remember, commemorate and mourn. His photography explores how people deal with the memory of the Holocaust on a personal level.

“While modern day Germany seems so far removed from the darkest chapter of its history, that is the Third Reich, the Holocaust still exists in the subconscious of many people and it influences political, social and cultural life,” notes Daniel in his proposal.

This important project reminds us of the long impact horrific actions, like those of Nazi, Germany, can have on a people and a world. It urges us to never allow something like this to happen again.

The Alexia Foundation supports our grantees to produce stories and images that drive change. See previous photos of the day here.

Comments are closed.