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Mojsze Preisz, 2011

by Domas Rukas

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 Finalist

Together with a group of Polish anthropologists, I did a project on the last remaining Jiddish speaking Jews in Lithuania. This is a portrait of Mojsze Preisz. Mojsze spent a few years in a concentration camp during the war. In this picture he is holding an old aluminium bowl with many indentations, which has many times saved his tummy from Nazi kicks and punches, and has served as a dish for his single daily meals, as well as a toilet bowl in some occasions.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.