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A life as a nightmare

By bliba  
A life as a nightmare

It was a quiet day, but the quiet was not pleasant, especially because the story that took place there was anything but "quiet". The barracks were small, stuffy, the washroom a nightmare. Just because you are in this concentration camp does not mean you can imagine the events that happened there. The inhumanity and horror to which these people were subjected cannot be comprehended.

They ordered me to strip naked, they took away all my things. I had nothing left. Apart from my soul, I basically had nothing.

Born 1927. Former prisoner in Mauthausen

Tags: Nightmare Photo journalism Monochrome Bnw photography Blurred background

Voters: RonDM, mrswoolybill, woolybill1 and 43 more



mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2591 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2022 5:42PM
The Greek flag, I think. This does not strike me as an occasion for flag-waving...
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
5 Jun 2022 5:45PM
Heartbreaking to read... well captured 😁
LexEquine Plus
16 1 20 United States
5 Jun 2022 6:49PM
💎💎💎 LEx 🍸🌞🇺🇸
5 Jun 2022 7:15PM
Difficult to comprehend what happened.
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 440
5 Jun 2022 7:34PM

Quote:The Greek flag, I think. This does not strike me as an occasion for flag-waving...

I can guestimate the connection Moira. There have been Greek Jews there among other people. Every year they play music by Mikis Theodorakis, who has been awarded by the state of Israel for his piece: "The Mauthausen Trilogy".

The “Mauthausen Trilogy,” also known as “The Ballad of Mauthausen” is a cycle of four arias with lyrics based on poems written by Greek poet Iakovos Kambanellis, a Mauthausen concentration camp survivor.
The Mauthausen Cycle, one of the best-known compositions inspired by events at the Mauthausen concentration camp, is popular in Israel, and has been used to promote peace and cooperation worldwide.

The ballad reflects Kambanellis’s own experience at Mauthausen, including his love for a Lithuanian-Jewish woman, as it recounts the love affair between a young Greek prisoner and his Jewish love amidst the atrocities they witnessed at the camp.

I thought that the man was carrying an American flag last time you had uploaded this bilba.

Let's all learn by our mistakes
5 Jun 2022 7:50PM
A heart-rending upload, Oliver.

LexEquine Plus
16 1 20 United States
5 Jun 2022 8:55PM
To pablophotographer : Very Good Assessment of ‘A Priori’ Knowledge. 💎💎LEx 🍸🌞👍
cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2022 9:28PM
Another thought provoking and poignant image Oliver.

Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2022 10:49PM
Very disturbing...
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
5 Jun 2022 11:45PM
I think it is incomprehensible, man's inhumanity to man (and of course women) Pablophotographer's, tale is quite moving, and explains the connection with the Greek flag. Another good capture, Oliver, on this concentration camp.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
6 Jun 2022 11:24AM
Very poignant, Ollie, world leaders never seem to learn from the past 😳
sparrowhawk Plus
14 282 3 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2022 12:37PM
very thought evoking !!
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2022 5:53PM
No words.
8 Jun 2022 3:48AM
A powerful image and message, Oliver

Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2022 2:46PM

Quote:No words.


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