WWI Photographs—Bernhard Bardach, an Austrian military surgeon

Bernhard Bardach was a 48-year-old career medical officer in the Austro-Hungarian Army when war broke out. He served on the Eastern and Western fronts, but he was able to spend much of his time during the war painting, writing extensive diaries, and taking over 900 remarkable photographs which have been digitized by LBI.

Bernhard Bardach WWI Album

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Bardach photographed many synagogues

Bardach photographed many synagogues

Soldiers in costume for a theater performance during WWI

Soldiers in costume for a theater performance during WWI

Military technology in 1916 included both airplanes and horses.

Military technology in 1916 included both airplanes and horses.

Bardach photographed many Jewish sites, including these graves of Jewish doctors.

Bardach photographed many Jewish sites, including these graves of Jewish doctors.

Bardach was a keen observer of different ethnic and cultural groups in Eastern Europe and labeled his portraits of locals national costumes "Types."

Bardach was a keen observer of different ethnic and cultural groups in Eastern Europe and labeled his portraits of locals national costumes “Types.”

Although he served behind the lines in hospitals, Bardach took many photographs during tours of the front.

Although he served behind the lines in hospitals, Bardach took many photographs during tours of the front.

Bernhard Bardach in surgery

Bernhard Bardach in surgery

A Jewish beggar in Hrubieszów (Poland)

A Jewish beggar in Hrubieszów (Poland)

Cossack POWs

Cossack POWs

A German cavalry regiment (Uhlanen))

A German cavalry regiment (Uhlanen))

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