CAN YOU HELP?
The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide is seeking help to identify portraits from 1920s/1930s Berlin and London. They were taken by Gertrud (Gerty) Simon (née Cohn, 1887–1970), a German-Jewish photographer working in the German capital in the 1920s and early 1930s. When the Nazis came to power she fled to Britain with her son Bernd, and re-established her studio in London. Her subjects included prominent figures of the day, such as Albert Einstein and Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan. The photos are now held in the library’s collection, and are online at bit.ly/
findinggerty. If you recognise a sitter, leave a comment under the picture or email Elise Bath on [email protected] library.co.uk using the subject line “FindingGerty”.