A stunning, challenging, and thought provoking book. -- SomethingJewish.co.uk, 19 September 2004
Poignant. -- The Daily Telegraph, 25 September 2004
The photographs raise uncomfortable questions about divisions within the ghetto, and Ross's relationship with those he photographed is still unclear. -- The Guardian, 14 July 2004
[The Lodz Ghetto Album] reveals an unexpected side to life in Polands last remaining ghetto. -- The Sunday Times Magazine, 22 August 2004
From the Author
In terms of its scope, all other photographic records of ghetto life pale in comparison. These photographs have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of ghetto life. 'The Lodz Ghetto Album' demands us to revisit the social order of the ghetto and the scope of collaboration and resitance in the Holocaust. It will change our comprehension of human behaviour in the Holocaust. The dilemmas between collaboration and resistance were not confined to the Jewish Council and the Jewish Police, as held by the conventional wisdom. As the book reveals, all ghetto residents alike had to navigate competing loyalties and an almost-inevitable combination of heroism and compromise, collaboration and resistance.