Holodomor Digital Collections
Two destitute children sit near a sleeping woman by a grassy embankment in Kharkiv
Description
Creator
Wienerberger, Alexander, 1891-1955, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Types
Book illustrations
Photographs
Pamphlet illustrations
Description
In a location that appears to be somewhat sheltered from the view of passersby, Wienerberger focuses on two children in the foreground. One is looking at the camera, while the younger boy stares off in another direction. The gaunt child looking at the camera has very short hair and is not wearing the typical traditional headscarf worn by girls and women; however, she is wearing a skirt and a shawl. A barefoot woman near them with her back to the camera appears to be sleeping. Possibly this is a homeless family who left their starving village, rather than strictly abandoned children: “bezprizornye” as the caption to the published photo states. Another homeless person can be seen lying further in the background.

For further information on: Homeless children and children as victims, see "Context Note" under Related Features at right.
Notes
Photo source: Ammende, Ewald, and Alexander Wienerberger. Muss Russland hungern?: Menschen- und Völkerschicksale in der Sowjetunion.Wien: W. Braumüller Universitäts-Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1935, Abb.7.

Another published version is also available for viewing at right.

For related details and a listing of originals and versions published through 1939 with their captions, see Related Features at right.
Inscriptions
Caption: “Hungernde und verwahrloste Kinder, die sogenannten ‘Besprisornyje.’” [Starving and neglected children, the so-called [in Russian] bezprizornye.]
Date of Original
spring-summer 1933
Subject(s)
Local identifier
PD106
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. “Hungernde und verwahrloste Kinder, die sogenannten ‘Besprisornyje.’” Muss Russland hungern? : Menschen- und Völkerschicksale in der Sowjetunion. By Ewald Ammende and Alexander Wienerberger. Wien: W. Braumüller Universitäts-Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1935, Abb.7. Retrieved from: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3636214/data
Location of Original
Location of original photograph reproduced in this publication 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: Book cited in NOTES above.
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Two destitute children sit near a sleeping woman by a grassy embankment in Kharkiv


In a location that appears to be somewhat sheltered from the view of passersby, Wienerberger focuses on two children in the foreground. One is looking at the camera, while the younger boy stares off in another direction. The gaunt child looking at the camera has very short hair and is not wearing the typical traditional headscarf worn by girls and women; however, she is wearing a skirt and a shawl. A barefoot woman near them with her back to the camera appears to be sleeping. Possibly this is a homeless family who left their starving village, rather than strictly abandoned children: “bezprizornye” as the caption to the published photo states. Another homeless person can be seen lying further in the background.

For further information on: Homeless children and children as victims, see "Context Note" under Related Features at right.