Portrait of Tatjana Barbakoff, a Russian-Jewish dancer murdered at Auschwitz by Gerty Simon, a German Jewish photographer who sought refuge in Britain.
Tatjana Barbakoff, also known as Celly Waldmann, was a ballet dancer of Russian-Jewish and Chinese origin. From 1942-1944, Barbakoff lived in hiding in France. She was captured by the Gestapo, deported to Drancy internment camp and then transported to Auschwitz where she was murdered on 6 February 1944.
Gerty (Gertrud) Simon (1888-1970) was a German-Jewish photographer renowned in the 1920s and 1930s for her portraits of important political and artistic figures in Weimar Berlin and interwar London. The Wiener Holocaust Library holds over 300 of her original portraits.
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