Lubomyr Prytulak    Letter to TIME     19-Feb-1993   Provide me with details
A question that might arise is how it is possible for anybody to write a letter on February 19 enquiring about a photograph that appeared in TIME magazine on February 22.  The answer is that a TIME magazine that is dated February 22 is in fact issued several days before that date.

The Wallowing Photograph under discussion below can be examined by clicking any of the three thumbnail images on the WALLOWING page whose link appears at the very top and bottom of the present page, or else by clicking any of the following three links which specify the sizes of each of the three alternative images: 136 Kb, 544 Kb, 1,393 Kb.

The author of the article "Unspeakable" in which the Wallowing Photograph appeared was Lance Morrow, and at the end of the article was the statement "Reported by William Mader/London and Adrianne Jucius Navon/New York."  I sent the letter below not only to the "Editor" as shown, but also to Mader and Navon.  Probably, I also sent it to Morrow, but I cannot find any record of this.  Of course I never received any answer from anybody.

February 19, 1993

Time & Life Building
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020

Dear Sir:

Re: the photograph in TIME, February 22, 1993, p. 28, captioned "Traditions of atrocity: A Jewish girl raped by Ukrainians in Lvov, Poland, in 1945."

Would you be so kind as to provide me with details concerning the origin of this photograph as well as what evidence you have concerning its authenticity and the accuracy of its caption?

Sincerely yours,

Lubomir Prytulak