Above: a video of Judy Glickman Lauder speaking on the book project and how it was realized.


Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception, published September 25, 2018
is available through
these links:
Aperture and Amazon

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Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception

The Aperture Foundation released Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception on the 75th anniversary of the remarkable rescue of the Danish Jews during the Nazi occupation in 1943. The publication features Mrs. Lauder’s photographs over a 30-year span documenting concentration camps and portraits of both survivors of the rescue and the brave men and women who risked their own lives to help deliver the Jews in danger east to Sweden.

In a time of unprecedented global struggles with migration and displacement, whether it be from war, poverty, or environmental disaster, this book demonstrates passionately what hate can lead to, and what can be done to stand in its path. Sir Elton John aptly summarizes the project, “This is photography and storytelling for our times, about what hate leads to, and how we can stand up to it. Beyond the Shadows is powerful and revealing, and sharply relevant to all of us who believe in the human family.”