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Buchenwald 20: What Robert Schwartz Must Have Seen as He Entered Buchenwald

Margaret Bourke White BuchenwaldThis awful picture was taken by the great photo journalist

Margaret Bourke White.

She made the image when she arrived as a Life photographer with

Patton for the official liberation, several days after the  camp had

been liberated by American soldiers including my father, the first

medic to come to the aid of these prisoners. .

 

Imagine how much more awful it was when my father Robert

Schwartz, MD Captain USA MC  entered the camp

4 days earlier.

This picture was never published in Life magazine

I am ashamed of my brother.  As executor of my father’s estate, Hugh Schwartz has now prevented Robert Schwartz’ pictures from being published for almost six years.  Other than the sibling conflict I have described elsewhere on TA, Hugh has had a series of rationales, the latest being he wants to restrict access via maintaining a copyright/  He has even refused to allow the images ot be properly processed so they might survive a few more years.

 


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  1. William Quick #
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    A warning to the average reader: The author of this blog (##################### personal email address deleted) makes statements on this blog that are sometimes misleading and sometimes fiction. For example, he writes here that “As executor of my father’s estate, Hugh Schwartz has now prevented Robert Schwartz’ pictures from being published for almost six years” and “He has even refused to allow the images ot be properly processed so they might survive a few more years.” Indeed, it is SMS who has held up the donation of the estate’s WWII memorabilia to a major University by (a) withholding some of the materials at his residence in Seattle despite his signing off on an agreement to return them to Hugh and (b) failing to sign off on a Deed of Gift to donate the materials.

    (c) Further, there was no requirement in the Agreement that Stephen signed that these documents be preserved nor made public by the estate, as he claims here.


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