Auslander

Lee Auslander. Born 1914, New York. Auslander grew up during the Great Depression and remembered that his father lost all of his money when the bank failed, but kept his job. Auslander was drafted into WWII in 1943 and became a radar operator, and also relayed secret codes to officers. During the war, when he moved through Europe, he always kept his camera with him and documented the scenes around him, including the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. “Men would sell apples on the street corner to get money to eat. Things were really bad. Fortunately my father kept his job. We were considered well-off at 25 cents an hour.”

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