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Possibly the only one of its kind left in the world, this Nazi eagle is hidden in a former Nazi tank/mobilized infantry training base in Germany.
3rd Reich imagery was not just destroyed spontaneously after the war, it was mad illegal and systematically destroyed, which makes the survival of this gold-leaf mosaic even more remarkable.
Just to be clear, I have no sympathy whatsoever for the political regime this object represented, however I think history has shown that we, even the victims of that regime, collectively now believe that remembering is more important and useful than trying to wipe out all memory of its existence, hence I present this object without wishing to imply additional political context beyond that inferred by the viewer.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 12-24mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Nazi Gold
Username:edsephiroth edsephiroth
Uploaded:18 Jan 2013 - 12:24 PM
Tags:Architecture, Deutschland, Germany, Gold, Hitler, Nazi
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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 - 12:28 PM

A stark reminder of what has been and must never be again. Good capture
Steve

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 2:29 PM

Things like this should preserved so that we never forget and we never let it happen again anywhere in the world.



David.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 4:25 PM

Original shot; I like the contrast between the two different kinds of decoration. It's ironic that the most civilized looking one is actually the more barbaric.....
Rende

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edsephiroth
18 Jan 2013 - 4:38 PM

Good point Rende!

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pablophotographer

Striking image.

Great point of view. I shall congratulate you for your work. I shall note the abudance of natural light due to the long window on the side of the staircase and the absence of lighting units from the ceiling where the eagle is. Probably the lights must had been placed on the walls... mentioning walls I like the graffiti abstract as it contrasts the picture of the eagle. Its colouring mainly around the colours of the German flag, red, yellow, black sort of does make a connection with the haunting emblem of their past. I shall also note that despite showing free spirit vandalisong the white wall, they did not harm the ceiling.

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