"Front and Back", a unique exhibit of photographs taken by German soldiers during the Holocaust, went on display, Monday, at the Knesset. The exhibit is the initiative of the Shem Olam (Eternal Name) institute, which deals in Holocaust research and education to perpetuate the memory of World War II-era persecution of the Jews. Shem Olam received the photos from the families of the soldiers after the soldiers passed away.
The pictures constitute the only known documentation of the Nazis demeaning and humiliating the Jews of small towns and villages in eastern Poland. The name of the exhibit reflects the anti-Semitic notes that the soldiers wrote on the back of the photos. The exhibit also includes reflections by Jews who survived.