Vladimir Herzog at the age of two with his parents


Instituto Vladimir Herzog

Instituto Vladimir Herzog
São Paulo, Brazil

Photograph of Vladimir Herzog's childhood. In 1939, Vlado, at two years old, poses in picture with his parents Zigmund and Zora Herzog, in the city of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the family lived until August 1941, when the Nazi army occupied the city and the Jewish population was deprived of houses and belongings. Herzog (1937-1975) was a Brazilian intellectual who acted as journalist and filmmaker in the 1960s and 1970s. From a Jewish family, he survived the holocaust and arrived at Brazil in 1946. He has built a solid career in important media-press organizations, such as BBC, Visão Magazine (Sight), and TV Cultura, always inclined to cultural themes and to the distressing Brazilian social issues. In October 1975, during the Brazilian military dictatorship, Vlado was tortured and assassinated by agents of the State, who had forged a fake suicide.


  • Title: Vladimir Herzog at the age of two with his parents
  • Creator: Unknown.
  • Date Created: 1939
  • Physical Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Location Created: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Provenance: Vladimir Herzog Institute.
  • Subject Keywords: Vladimir Herzog, Zigmund Herzog, Zora Herzog, military dictatorship, The Holocaust, Banja Luka.
  • Rights: Vladimir Herzog Collection
  • External Link: Vladimir Herzog Collection
  • Depicted Topic: Journalist Vladimir Herzog at the age of two with his parents, in 1939.

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