The GAF Gallery in Hanover presents the exhibition Kriegstagebuch (War Diary) by the Russian front-line photographer Yevgeny Khaldei – open from 3 April to 25 May 2014.
Khaldei's photograph of the Soviet flag being raised on the Reichstag building in Berlin is one of the most famous images in the world. The scene was in fact a re-enactment: on the morning of the 2 May 1945, when Khaldei climbed atop the Reichstag with his Leica to take the shot, the fighting had already moved elsewhere.
The atrocities of war
In the period from 1941 to 1943, Yevgeny Khaldei (1917–1995) kept a diary detailing his experiences and describing the cruelties of war. Discovered after Khaldei's death in 1995, it was published by German gallery owner Ernst Volland in 2011.
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