100 217 (HOLOCAUST). Group of 16 black-and-white photographs by WILLY GEORG of street scenes featuring Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. Gelatin silver prints. Printed on Leonar paper. Each: 5 x 3.5 inches. Warsaw, June-August, 1941. $3000 - $5000 ❧ Born in Muenster in 1911, Willy Georg was a radio operator in the German army during World War II. An accomplished photographer, Georg supplemented his military income by taking pictures of his fellow soldiers with his Leica camera. In the summer of 1941 when his unit was stationed in the Mokotow district of Warsaw, Georg was issued a pass by one of his officers and instructed to enter the enclosed ghetto and bring back photographs of what he saw. Georg shot four rolls of film and began to shoot a fifth when he was stopped by a German police detachment. Failing to check his pockets for finished rolls of film, the police confiscated only the film in his camera before escorting him out of the ghetto. Georg developed the four rolls of film himself at a photo laboratory in Warsaw and sent them home to his wife in Muenster. He kept the existence of these photographs to himself for the next fifty years. In the late 1980’s Georg met Rafael Scharf, a Polish Jew from London working in the field of Polish-Jewish studies. Georg gave Scharf his Warsaw ghetto photographs. Scharf published a selection of these photographs soon thereafter. See Rafael Scharf, In the Warsaw Ghetto - Summer 1941 (Aperture, 1993).