You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.


Grandfather’s hidden photos inspire Holocaust film

Continue reading below

A Massachusetts college professor’s discovery of photos his grandfather took during World War II has inspired a new documentary on the Holocaust, as seen through the eyes of one American soldier. Matthew Nash’s film — ‘‘16 Photographs at Ohrdruf’’ — tells of the first concentration camp that US soldiers liberated in 1945. Nash started the project after finding photos his late grandfather took at the camp while serving as an Army medic in the war. Geoffrey Megargee, a scholar from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, said the documentary personalizes history and reminds people of the role American soldiers had in bringing Nazi war crimes to an end.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of