Holodomor
Street scene in Kharkiv with a woman and a man on crutches in the foreground and a crowd of people in the background
Description
Creator
Wienerberger, Alexander, 1891-1955, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Types
Book illustrations
Photographs
Description
While a woman in coat and white scarf heads across the photographer’s field of view in the foreground, a man who appears to be an amputee heads away from the photographer on his crutches toward a crowd of people in the street in the distance. The location appears to be near a marketplace. The photographer, who frequently wrote of the overcrowded Soviet trams and resulting accidents, states that the man sustained his injury when a tram ran over his feet.

Notes
Photo taken between spring – late summer, 1933.
Photo source: Russland wie es wirklich ist! Wien: Vaterländische Front. 1934, p.14.

This 16 page pamphlet was written by Alexander Wienerberger and illustrated with 18 of his photographs, although no authorship was attributed for political reasons. A very valuable primary resource, it was one of the earliest known illustrated, detailed exposes of the famine in the context of Stalin’s brutal regime, and its publication was harshly denounced by the Soviet government.

For related essays and a full list of original versions and those published through 1939, with captions, see Related Features on right.
Inscriptions
Caption: “Opfer der Tramway: Ein Mann, dem die füsse abgefahren wurden.” [Victim of the tramway: A man whose feet had been run over.]
Date of Original
1933
Date Of Event
1933
Subject(s)
Local identifier
PD131
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. Russland wie es wirklich ist! Wien: Vaterländische Front. 1934, p.14. Retrieved from: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636345/data
Location of Original
Location of original photograph reproduced in this pamphlet is unknown.
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: Pamphlet cited in NOTES above.
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Street scene in Kharkiv with a woman and a man on crutches in the foreground and a crowd of people in the background


While a woman in coat and white scarf heads across the photographer’s field of view in the foreground, a man who appears to be an amputee heads away from the photographer on his crutches toward a crowd of people in the street in the distance. The location appears to be near a marketplace. The photographer, who frequently wrote of the overcrowded Soviet trams and resulting accidents, states that the man sustained his injury when a tram ran over his feet.