Karl Hintzer’s photographs of Estonian refugee camps depict the new beginning of Estonians who fled the Soviet occupation forces in 1944 in German refugee camps. Among them, Karl Hintzer escaped to Germany in the summer of 1944 from the approaching Red Army, who regularly visited and documented DP camps in the western occupation zones of Germany where larger Estonian communities lived, or camps organized only for Estonians. Hintzer went through almost 30 of these 140 DP camps (the best known of which was in Geislingen). Later, he organized public performances of the recordings for Estonian communities, and his photographs illustrated several history books compiled abroad. A selection of Hintzer’s photographs is on display at the Fotofest exhibition.
Gallery name: Pärnu Concert Hall
Address: Aida 4, Pärnu
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Open: 21.01.2021 - 20.02.2021