Posts tagged "World War II"
Presidents of France and Germany meet in Oradour

Presidents of France and Germany meet in Oradour

François Hollande and Joachim Gauck, as seen on TV, with Marissa’s photograph of Setsuko Iwamoto on a banner in the background. The Presidents of France and Germany met in Oradour on September 5th, 2013, to commemorate 70 years since the local massacre. Part of the reception was held at Centre de la mémoire, the venue...
Lecture at the Annenberg

Lecture at the Annenberg

On March 28th, 2013, Marissa Roth and Sara Terry presented “War: Witnesses to Aftermath” as part of the IRIS Nights Lecture Series, at the Annenberg Space for Photography. The lecture is now available to watch online. Hear Marissa talk about her experiences photographing women in post-conflict areas during the last 28 years.
Rubble with a Bicycle

Rubble with a Bicycle

Oradour-sur-Glane, France, February 2013. After the massacre of most of the townspeople of Oradour-sur-Glane, the village was set on fire, reducing buildings to hollow shells and rubble.
Tabernacle in the Church Where the Women and Children Died

Tabernacle in the Church Where the Women and Children Died

Oradour-sur-Glane, France, February 2013. On June 10, 1944, 452 women and children perished in the Oradour Church during the massacre and fire. Other than the stone floor and walls, very few artifacts from inside of the church survived.
Window Amidst the Ruins

Window Amidst the Ruins

Oradour-sur-Glane, France, February 2013.
A Town Without People

A Town Without People

Oradour-sur-Glane, France, February 2013.
Museum of Tolerance: Holocaust Survivors

Museum of Tolerance: Holocaust Survivors

In 2005, Liebe Geft and Elana Samuels approached Marissa about creating a portrait series of the Holocaust survivors associated with the Museum of Tolerance. Many of the survivors speak to school children in weekly ‘living history’ presentations, recounting over and over again their experiences during the Holocaust. Others volunteer their time tirelessly working in the...