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Erich Lessing
Erich Lessing received his first camera when he exited the synagogue from his bar mitzvah in Vienna in 1936. "There was no idea of taking up photography as a profession," said Lessing. "In a good Jewish family in Vienna you would only be a lawyer or a doctor."

But the camera stayed with Lessing when he left Austria for Israel in 1939 to escape the Nazis. There he took photographs for the British army. When he returned to Austria in 1947, he started working as a photojournalist. His interest was the newly communist Eastern Europe, and the photographs he took in Austria and in Hungary during the...

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Vienna. 1947. Graves of Soviet soldiers who died during the battle...
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Vienna.Albertinaplatz. Ruins of the Philipshof in downtown Vienna....
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Vienna. 1949. Operahouse ("Staatsoper"). The body of operasinger...
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AUSTRIA.Town of Ischl,1948. The deathmask of the Hungarian composer...
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AUSTRIA. Christmas.
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AUSTRIA. Village of Schattendorf. 1952. The people of Schattendorf...
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AUSTRIA. Carinthia. Marriage at Hochosterwitz castle
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. Grinzing. Federal President Dr. Theodor KÖRNER...
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. In der Burg. Mistress and maid carry remains...
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. Luegerplatz. During Austrian parliamentary elections....
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. A friendly side of the occupation a Soviet Army...
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. Refreshments at the ball. After the sad war...
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AUSTRIA. 1953.
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. Schottentor. Newspaper vendor keeping her feet...
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AUSTRIA. 1953.
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Meeting of the Allied Council of Austria.
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AUSTRIA. Gentlemen in tophats watching the horseraces on Vienna's...
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. Clemens Krauss conducting the Vienna Philharmonic...
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'Hausmusik', Chambermusic at home, a family's typical evening...
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Heldenplatz. In Vienna's quadripartite first district.
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AUSTRIA. Life in post-war Vienna: May First parade of the Austrian...
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1954.
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1954. Couple at a "Heurigen", the traditional...
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1954.
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1954.
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Professor Lorenz BOEHLER, surgeon who introduced the technique...
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1954.
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1954.
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AUSTRIA. Joseph HAYDN, Austrian composer. 1954.
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Austria. Eisenstadt. Church Bergkirche. Joseph Haydn's grave...
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. May 1955. The Austrian State Treaty, which brought...
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1955.
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. Chancellery. 1955.
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AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1955.
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