Holodomor Digital Collections
A man with disabilities is trying to cross a set of train tracks in Kharkiv
Description
Creator
Wienerberger, Alexander, 1891-1955, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Types
Photographs
Photograph albums
Description
We see a man from behind as he is attempting to cross the first of two sets of railroad tracks. His clothes are tattered, and he is using a cane for support. He may be pausing to see if there are any scraps of food or something else of value that had been discarded from the train. On the other side, all that is visible is an uneven wooden fence with a pile of stone rubble. It is similar to the setting of Entry PD11: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636374/data where a group of homeless children are seated on a pile of stone rubble against a fence near railroad tracks. Perhaps this is a general area where some of the homeless congregate.

Many of the disabled were not employed. Those who did not work, were not issued food ration cards.

This is one of a series of four photos portraying individuals with disabilities that Wienerberger put together in the Red Album with a single caption: “and their victims.” This caption refers back to a previous page with 2 photos of crowded streetcars. Whether the individuals he photographed did in fact acquire their injuries from streetcar accidents, rather than from some other mishap may be a matter for conjecture. Wienerberger did however emphasize the frequency of such accidents in his memoir, Hart auf hart.
See also Records: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636329/data, http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3639148/data, and http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636325/data

For further information on: The situation for Urban Residents and Industrial Workers, 1932-1933, see "Context Note" under Related Features at right.
Notes
Photo source: Wienerberger, Alexander. Das Arbeiterparadies. U.d.S.S.R. (also known as the Red Album). Unpublished and undated album in the private collection of Samara Pearce. p.20b.

For further details and a listing of originals and versions published through 1939 with their captions, see Related Features at right.
Inscriptions
Handwritten caption on page: “und ihre Opfer.” [and their victims.]
Date of Original
spring-summer 1933
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 5.5cm
Image Height: 8.5cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
PD110
Collection
Alexander Wienerberger: Beyond the Innitzer album
Language of Item
German
Geographic Coverage
  • Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Latitude: 49.98081 Longitude: 36.25272
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder
Samara Pearce https://www.samarapearce.com/
Recommended Citation
Wienerberger, Alexander. 1933. “und ihre Opfer.”Das Arbeiterparadies. U.d.S.S.R. (also known as the Red Album). Private collection of Samara Pearce, n.d. p.20b. Retrieved from: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636296/data
Location of Original
Private collection of Samara Pearce. Please contact Ms. Pearce for reproductions from the original.
Terms of Use
Rightsholder requests that the name of the photographer, Alexander Wienerberger, accompany each authentic reproduction of his work.
Reproduction Notes
Reproduced with the permission of rightsholder Samara Pearce. Source: Private collection of Samara Pearce.
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A man with disabilities is trying to cross a set of train tracks in Kharkiv


We see a man from behind as he is attempting to cross the first of two sets of railroad tracks. His clothes are tattered, and he is using a cane for support. He may be pausing to see if there are any scraps of food or something else of value that had been discarded from the train. On the other side, all that is visible is an uneven wooden fence with a pile of stone rubble. It is similar to the setting of Entry PD11: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636374/data where a group of homeless children are seated on a pile of stone rubble against a fence near railroad tracks. Perhaps this is a general area where some of the homeless congregate.

Many of the disabled were not employed. Those who did not work, were not issued food ration cards.

This is one of a series of four photos portraying individuals with disabilities that Wienerberger put together in the Red Album with a single caption: “and their victims.” This caption refers back to a previous page with 2 photos of crowded streetcars. Whether the individuals he photographed did in fact acquire their injuries from streetcar accidents, rather than from some other mishap may be a matter for conjecture. Wienerberger did however emphasize the frequency of such accidents in his memoir, Hart auf hart.
See also Records: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636329/data, http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3639148/data, and http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636325/data

For further information on: The situation for Urban Residents and Industrial Workers, 1932-1933, see "Context Note" under Related Features at right.