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skdadl
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posted 10 February 2005 01:57 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gallery of Holocaust Images

I happened on this site by chance, linking from a great site about Franz Kafka.

I was simply stunned by this site. There are so many photographs (over two thousand), and they are so overwhelming.

Stare and weep.


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Tommy Shanks
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posted 10 February 2005 04:40 PM      Profile for Tommy Shanks     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What can one say?
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lagatta
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posted 10 February 2005 05:09 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Of course I've just looked at a few of the galleries - mostly the DPs, out of very personal interest...

But they should add a page on "before" - on all the ordinary and extraordinary lives cut off by Nazi persecution and mass murder of Jews, Roma and others. Your other thread on Kafka gives me that idea, especially looking at Kafka's sisters who all died in the camps, as did his dear friend Milena.

Due to their living conditions, there are simply far fewer photographic documents on the pre-war lives of Roma and Sinti than there were of Jews or of political victims of Nazism. But I can't help but think of the horrid conditions Roma and Sinti still live under to this day in places very close to where Kafka lived and wrote. Recognition of their rights and improving their lives should be a condition for any country seeking EU membership.


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johnpauljones
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posted 10 February 2005 05:25 PM      Profile for johnpauljones     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
These pictures are horrific and must been seen by all to ensure that we do not allow similar to occur again.

I saw a book in the Library that was originally published in Germany and then released in North America that was a book of documents and pictures from the Holocaust.

Most of the pictures in this book were taken by SS members as keep sakes for the work that they were doing.

The taking of such pictures was illegal according to the German courts at that time. In one case a SS soldier was convicted of bad conduct not because he participated in acts of genocide but rather that he photographed the acts and showed these pictures to family and friends.


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Tommy Shanks
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posted 10 February 2005 05:32 PM      Profile for Tommy Shanks     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I remember seeing years ago, on PBS, a horrifying documentary called "Memory of the Camps”. It was a collection of footage of many of the places in the link’s collection, both before and after their liberation. It was narrated by Trevor Howard and what stuck with me was the way he sounded so world-weary and so exhausted.

It was profoundly moving.

Thanks for posting this link.


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abnormal
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posted 10 February 2005 09:07 PM      Profile for abnormal   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I lived in Toronto in a very Jewish area in the early 80's and was always disconcerted (to say the least) when I'd run into people my parents' age with numbers tatooed on their arm.

However, there was a television special (CBC maybe) re the death camps and a lady that lived down the road discovered "something". Her entire family had gone missing during the war and she had always held out hope that somewhere, somehow, they might still be alive. Watching television she saw a line up of people being herded into the gas chamber. She now knows where her sister went.


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Coyote
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