Photographer Yevgeny Khaldei
Russian photographer and renowned photojournalist Yevgeny Khaldei covered the events of World War II in a series of compelling photos that were, however, not widely seen until 1995.
Khaldei was born to a Jewish family living in Ukraine in 1917 and developed an early interest in photography. In the first year of World War II, he covered the Soviet occupation of eastern Poland. In October 1941, while Khaldei was deployed, the Germans overran his hometown. The town’s Jewish population—including Khaldei’s entire family—was murdered. Khaldei followed Soviet forces across Europe, eventually covering the liberation of Bucharest, Belgrade, Budapest, Vienna, and Berlin.
photo credit: Russian Union of Art Photographers