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No Water in the Taps

By Stockczech  
Before the Red Cross visit to Terezin (during the Second World War), the Nazis built smart new washrooms for the prisoners. Fortunately for them none of the inspectors turned on the taps - the water was never connected. These rooms were for show only.

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Prison Red cross Stockczech Terezin

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imander 15 388 7 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2007 2:31PM
an interesting tale and how horrible for them too, great picture which is very suited to b/w
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
23 Oct 2007 3:06PM
amazing to go to all that trouble, and not even connect the water, excellent work
Stockczech 16 445 Czech Republic
23 Oct 2007 4:45PM

Quote:Amazing to go to all that trouble, and not even connect the water

There was no intention to use the washroom. It was always just for show. Prisoners weren't allowed such luxuries as washing.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2007 5:34PM
Superb documentary picture.
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
23 Oct 2007 5:38PM
yes, it's the absurdity of building a wahroom without ever having the intention to use it that is so poigniant and chilling so utterly planned and ruthless.
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
17 Dec 2007 10:06AM
a good piece of Photo Journalism

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