Tzemach Yehudah Richter
Tzemach Yehudah Richter

Jews getting shots! Still funny SNL and NBC?

The Ivanhorod Einsatzgruppen photograph is an image of the Holocaust, showing a soldier aiming a rifle at a woman who is trying to shield a child with her body. It depicts the murder of Jews by an Einsatzgruppen death squad near Ivanhorod, Ukraine, in 1942. The photograph was mailed, intercepted by the Polish resistance in Warsaw, and kept by Jerzy Tomaszewski. In the 1960s, it was alleged that the image was a Communist forgery, but that claim was debunked. Since then, the photograph has been frequently used in books, museums, and exhibitions relating to the Holocaust. Photograph historian Janina Struk describes it as "a symbol of the barbarity of the Nazi regime and their industrial scale murder of 6 million European Jews."[1]
The Ivanhorod Einsatzgruppen photograph is an image of the Holocaust, showing a soldier aiming a rifle at a woman who is trying to shield a child with her body. It depicts the murder of Jews by an Einsatzgruppen death squad near Ivanhorod, Ukraine, in 1942. (Public Domain)

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About That Picture

The photograph was mailed, intercepted by the Polish resistance in Warsaw, and kept by Jerzy Tomaszewski. In the 1960s, it was alleged that the image was a Communist forgery, but that claim was debunked. Since then, the photograph has been frequently used in books, museums, and exhibitions relating to the Holocaust. Photograph historian Janina Struk describes it as “a symbol of the barbarity of the Nazi regime and their industrial-scale murder of 6 million European Jews.”[1]

During the Holocaust, more than a million Jews were murdered in Ukraine. Most of them were shot in mass executions by Einsatzgruppen (death squads) and Ukrainian collaborators. In 1942, a mass shooting by Einsatzgruppen south of the town killed an unknown number of victims. Part of the massacre is depicted in this photograph. After the war, the execution site was used as a field of a collective farm.[4]

Taking A Closer Look

This is a cropped photo from a larger picture showing more Jewish victims who were killed by the Nazis. By blowing up that photo to concentrate on this section of the photo, it provides shocking proof of how cruel and inhumane the Jews were treated by the Nazis during the duration of the Holocaust.

The German soldier on the left is pointing his rifle directly at the head of the Jewish woman holding a child, which is most probably her child. This helpless woman is trying to protect that child from the German soldier. If you look closely at the woman’s right leg, it appears to be lifted as if she is trying to flee while carrying that child with her.

Looking at the ground near the German soldier’s right foot is a partial image of what appears to be the body of a woman who most likely had just been shot. Therefore, it is possible that this picture was taken at the very moment the woman was shot holding her child to run away.

The identity of the photographer is unknown, but he was probably a German soldier, because many German soldiers photographed atrocities in which they were complicit.[5][6]:77 Historian Waitman Wade Beorn emphasizes that “we don’t know anything about the identity of the photographer, much less his motivations in taking and sending the photo”.[8]

The Polish resistance infiltrated the postal office in Warsaw in order to intercept sensitive correspondence, which they sent to the Polish government-in-exile in London.[5]

Poles and Jews were forbidden to own cameras, but the Polish resistance established underground workshops for developing clandestine photographs of Nazi atrocities.[6]:78–79

A Reminder Of A Previous Blog I Wrote About The Soweto Riots

Here is the link to that Blog published June 29 of last year-

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/june-16-1976-the-soweto-uprising-against-apartheid-a-day-that-changed-history/

During the Soweto Riots of 1976 in South Africa, a very famous picture was broadcast around the world of a dying Hector Pieterson being carried away by Mbuyisa Makhubo and accompanied by his sister, Antoinette Sithole. That photograph was seen around the world and became the symbol of the Soweto uprising. The photographer who took that photo also spoke-

Sam Nzima Speaks About That Photograph

In an interview I recently saw, photographer Nzima spoke about the difficulty he had with the South African authorities. When anyone would leave the scene of a riot or crime, especially those involving the government, the authorities demanded that all cameras be emptied of any film. In those days, the film in the camera needed to be taken to a lab to be developed. Any exposure to light before developing ruined the film. So before his camera could be checked by the authorities Nzima removed the film from his camera and hid it in his sock.

I was unable to show that picture for this Blog due to copyright restrictions but if you will search for it on the Internet, I am confident you will be able to locate it by using key words Hector Pieterson or Sam Nzima.

Never Again SNL And NBC

It is my hope that the above picture also goes viral as well as landing on the desks of SNL and NBC executives to send a clear message-

NEVER AGAIN WILL ISRAEL AND WORLD JEWRY REMAIN SILENT WHEN FACED WITH ANTI-SEMITISM ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME

About the Author
Born and raised in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. Married to a South African, we lived in Johannesburg from 1979 to 1996. Made Aliyah with our seven children on Parshat Lech Lecha. BSB Accounting Degree from the University of Minnesota. Investment Portfolio Manager /Fundamental And Technical Analyst. Wrote in-depth research on companies, markets, commodities for leading financial publications. Served in the US Army Reserves Semi Retired spending quality time with my wife, children, grandchildren and attend Kollel while analyzing current events as they relate to Torah and Mitzvahs.
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