Judy Glickman Lauder: Beyond the Shadows

The Holocaust and the Danish Exception



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Judy Glickman Lauder


The extraordinary experiences of ordinary people-their suffering and their unimaginable bravery-are the subject of Judy Glickman Lauder’s remarkable photographs. Beyond the Shadows responds to the world’s looking the other way as the Nazis took power and their hate-fueled nationalism steadily turned to mass murder. In the context of the horror of the Holocaust, it also tells the uplifting story of how the citizens and leadership of Denmark, under occupation and at tremendous risk to themselves, defied the Third Reich to transport the country’s Jews to safety in Sweden. Over the past thirty years, Glickman Lauder has captured the intensity of death camps in Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia, in dark and expressive photographs, telling of a world turned upside down, and, in contrast, the redemptive and uplifting story of the “Danish exception.” Including texts by Holocaust scholars Michael Berenbaum and Judith S. Goldstein, and a previously unpublished original text by survivor Elie Wiesel, Beyond the Shadows demonstrates passionately what hate can lead to, and what can be done to stand in its path.

This is photography and storytelling for our times, about what hate leads to, and how we can stand up to it. Beyond the Shadows is powerful and revealing, and sharply relevant to all of us who believe in the human family.” – Sir Elton John

Additional information

Weight 1480 g
Dimensions 25.5 x 30.6 cm
Publisher name Aperture Foundation
Publication date 1 December 2018
Number of pages
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Judy Glickman Lauder, Text by Michael Berenbaum, Judith S. Goldstein, and Elie Wiesel
Dimensions 25.5 x 30.6 cm
Weight 1480 g
Judy Glickman Lauder is a photographer, humanitarian, and philanthropist. For more than thirty years, she has documented and explored the Holocaust and its aftermath as an activist and artist. Her books include Upon Reflection: Photographs by Judy Ellis Glickman (2012), as well as a book on the work of her father, For the Love of It: The Photography of Irving Bennett Ellis (2008). Lauder is represented by the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York City. Elie Wiesel was one of America's most influential voices for remembering and understanding the Holocaust. He received the Congressional Gold Medal of Achievement in 1985 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He died in 2016, at the age of eighty-seven. Michael Berenbaum is the director of the Sigi Ziering Institute and a professor of Jewish studies at the American Jewish University. As project director, he oversaw the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and he was the first director of its research institute. He later served as president and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. Judith S. Goldstein is an author, historian, and human rights leader. In 1997, she founded international educational organization Humanity in Action.