Whilst showing my tutor some of my research regarding photographs found in Auschwitz, she pointed out that on the reverse of one of them was a quote regarding Goethe.
The following photograph was taken in Bedzin in Poland in the 1930s.
The book from which this image was taken, states that it is a picture of: “Moniek Szwajcer (right) in front of the ruins in Bedzin. Dedicated possibly to Zygmunt Sztrochlic and Sabka Konińska.” And inscribed on the back in Polish were the words: “For my dear Zygmunt and lovely Sabka, in commemoration of beautiful years of work together at the school. From ‘Young Werther’, Moniek. Bedzin, 29 October 1937.
Young Werther refers to the book ‘The Sorrows of Young Werther,” by Goethe, which as a result of re-visiting this photograph, I have bought.