Saturday, June 13, 2009

David Levinthal

"He bought a package of toy Nazi soldiers over Christmas break and began photographing them on the floor of his parents' house... Levinthal teamed up with Garry Trudeau and together they sequenced the images into a graphic chronicle of Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. The result was the 1977 book Hitler Moves East, a masterpiece of historical imagination that sustains an unsettling tension between the innocence of child's play and the ghastly horrors of war."