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Man's Inhumanity to Man

By Stockczech  
Probably the most chilling place I've visited - although I've never been to Auschwitz. This is Terezin in northern Bohemia, built as a fortress, and used during the Second World War as a Prison Camp for Political Prisoners of the Gestapo. The town of Terezin became a 'model' Jewish ghetto, visited by the Red Cross who were hoodwinked into thinking that the conditions were exemplary.

Not a place I'd willingly return to - although I'm glad I went.

Tags: Photo journalism War Black and white Czech republic Scaffold Landscape and travel Stockczech Terezin

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2007 12:09PM
Chilling and uncompromising. B&W makes this a timeless reminder of man's inhumanity to man. Also, as you indicate, of man's capacity for being taken in...
Thanks for this, a sobering start to the week.
Moira
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
22 Oct 2007 3:40PM
You definitely captured it well. Thanks for this image.
Anne
James_G 15 166 5
22 Oct 2007 6:16PM
Very good shot. Disturbing - but so it should be.
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
23 Oct 2007 3:07PM
utterly horrific, stark, forboding and crucial recording
Leo 20 48 9 England
25 Oct 2007 9:09AM
Hard to understand the extreme corruption which must have existed in the minds of the perpetrators of the Holocaust, difficult to imagine they even _were_ members of the human race! Even harder to believe the Nazis could have bluffed the Red Cross by setting up this so called "model" place of confinement, when so many of the rest of the world were aware of their activities. Your image speaks volumes!
25 Oct 2007 3:51PM
This image has such a strong message and such bold geometry and starkness. The crop is perfect and the theme chilling and upsetting.

This is VERY compelling. I can't understand why it hasn't had loads more votes. It certainly gets mine.
Ken.
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2008 11:03AM
Very strong image again. A very thought provoking series
Helen

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