The Healing Power of Photographs


In this piece for Psychiatric Times, Dr. Harold J. Bursztajn reflects on the therapeutic value photographs had during the Holocaust and continue to have today.

“In Ross’s hands, the camera became a creative, artistic, therapeutic instrument that empowered mental health. Seventy years later, these photographs provide much more than simple forensic documentation. They offer inspiration for anyone who has experienced suffering, hopelessness, and the question that was asked by one of the ghetto inhabitants, ‘When will this ever end?'”

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