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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

find­ing­gerty. If you recog­nise a sit­ter, leave a com­ment un­der the pic­ture or email Elise Bath on [email protected] li­ us­ing the sub­ject line “Find­ing­Gerty”.

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