Title: Richard Ehrlich Holocaust Archives Series Photograph Collection
Collection number: 089
1 ovesize flat box
Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Languages represented in the collection:
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[Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Richard Ehrlich Holocaust Archives Series Photograph Collection,
089, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
Gift of Richard Ehrlich, 2009. Accession number: 2009.57.
The Laband Art Gallery of Loyola Marymount University orignally received the sixteen digital prints of this collection for
a general exhibit of Richard Ehrlich's photographs. After its close on 11 December 2009, Carolyn Peters, the Laband's director,
transferred the prints to the Department of Archives and Special Collections because of Richard Ehrlich's donation of the
materials to Loyola Marymount University as authorized by a deed of gift.
Richard Ehrlich Biography
Born in 1938 in New York City, Richard Ehrlich received his undergraduate degree from Cornell in 1959 and then took his medical
degree there in 1963, becoming a urologist. Moving to California, Ehrlich eventually practiced at the UCLA Medical Center.
He turned his childhood interest in photography into an artistic vocation and began a second career as a photographer. Ehrlich
has had numerous exhibits in the United States as well as internationally.
International Tracing Service History
Located in Arolsen, Germany, the
International Tracing Service
, after emerging from various organizations for refugees after World War II, became an archival center for preserving the
history of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust. Originally under the control of Allied High Commission for Germany, an international
commission was created to oversee the ITS in 1954, and the International Red Cross was chosen to administer its operations.
The International Red Cross ceased managing the ITS in 2012, and the German Federal Archives assumed oversight of the ITS
The mission of the ITS is to preserve and provide the sources on the victims of Nazi Germany, ranging from the prisoners and
the executed of the concentration and death camps and the inhabitants of Nazi-enforced Jewish ghettos; to slave laborers;
and to displaced persons. In 2007, the ITS opened its doors to public research.
The Richard Ehrlich Holocaust Archives Series consists of sixteen prints of digital photographs that photographer Richard
Ehrlich took of the archival holdings of the International Tracing Service (ITS), in 2007. In addition, there are print-outs
of captions for the exhibit. The ITS is an archival center that houses sources for identifying and tracing the victims of
the Nazi Holocaust. Ehrlich shot several hundreds of photographs, from which he gleaned fifty-four for a portfolio that first
went on exhibit at the Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, California, in 2008.
His exhibit of photographs on the ITS--sixteen in this case--made its way to the Laband Art Gallery, of Loyola Marymount University,
in 2009, as part of a general exhibit of his work called "The Presence of Absence: The Photographs of Richard Ehrlich." At
the end of the exhibit, Ehrlich donated the photographs to Loyola Marymount University.
The photographs in the collection consist of inkjet prints in color from digital camera files originally shot in 2007; the
collection's photographs were printed for the 2009 exhibit. They are all 16x20 inches in size. The captions for the exhibit
are hard copies of digital files that Laband Art Galery Director provided to the Department of Archives and Special Collections.
In the box and folder list each photograph retains the designation that Richard Ehrlich gave the photographs for his "Holocaust
Archives series." The designation consists of "HA," an abbreviation for Holocaust Archives, followed by the number of the
photograph, eg, "HA48." Following the designation "HA" with numeral in the box and folder list is a brief description of the
subject of the photograph, often based on the captions for the photographs of the exhibit.
The collection is arranged by individual photograph, each in an individual folder.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
Ehrlich, Richard, 1938-
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Pictorial works
International Tracing Service -- Archives