Holodomor
A woman on crutches and a young girl walk down a residential street in Kharkiv
Description
Creator
Wienerberger, Alexander, 1891-1955, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Types
Photographs
Photograph albums
Description
The photographer takes a picture of a woman and child as they walk away down the sidewalk of a residential neighborhood. The woman appears to be missing a leg and is using crutches. The young girl is carrying a bag, perhaps holding some food or other necessities from a rations distribution center. They appear to be local residents.

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 persons he photographed did in fact acquire their injuries from streetcar accidents may be a matter for conjecture. Wienerberger did however emphasize the frequency of such accidents in his memoir Hart auf Hart.(see also Entries PD 110, PD 133, and PD 134).

Context note: The Situation for Urban Residents and Industrial Workers, 1932-1933; A Brief Synopsis
Notes
Photo taken between spring – late summer, 1933.

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 Unpublished and undated album in the private collection of Samara Pearce.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.

This personal album has a subtitle written on the inside of the front cover: “Proletarien aller Länder vereinigt euch!.... (im Massengrab.)” [Proletarians of all countries unite! ... (in the mass grave)]. Nicknamed the "Red" album because of its red cover, it contains photos from Kharkiv, Crimea, and Moscow taken 1933 through the winter 1933-1934. The Crimea and Moscow photos are not included in the Directory. They not only portray locations outside Ukraine’s political boundaries at that time but are primarily of a sight-seeing or personal nature.

For essays and a listing of originals and versions published through 1939 with their captions, see Related Features below photo and Home page menus.

Inscriptions
Handwritten caption in album: “und ihre Opfer.“ [and their victims.]
Date of Original
1933
Date Of Event
1933
Dimensions
Width: 31 
Height: 23.6 
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 8.1
Image Height: 5.5
Subject(s)
Local identifier
PD132
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. 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/3636325/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 woman on crutches and a young girl walk down a residential street in Kharkiv


The photographer takes a picture of a woman and child as they walk away down the sidewalk of a residential neighborhood. The woman appears to be missing a leg and is using crutches. The young girl is carrying a bag, perhaps holding some food or other necessities from a rations distribution center. They appear to be local residents.

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 persons he photographed did in fact acquire their injuries from streetcar accidents may be a matter for conjecture. Wienerberger did however emphasize the frequency of such accidents in his memoir Hart auf Hart.(see also Entries PD 110, PD 133, and PD 134).

Context note: The Situation for Urban Residents and Industrial Workers, 1932-1933; A Brief Synopsis