Weekly photo challenge – humanity

Lack of humanity

I take the liberty to use this weekly photo challenge to memorize the opposite of humanity. Visiting Berlin last autumn I walked around the Holocaust Memorial and was overtaken by the lack of humanity. Not only the absence of people, it was an early Sunday morning, but also the meaning of the concrete ‘statues’ was overwhelming.

weekly photo challenge - humanity

Weekly photo challenge – humanity

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  1. Corja says:

    O, zo graag weer terug naar Berlijn. Eens geweest, voor altijd verkocht. Het regende toen ik bij het Holocaustmonument was. En het was herfst. Dwalen en denken. Over zinloosheid…..

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  2. Tom says:

    I never saw it, I only know that not everyone is happy with that in Germany. The question is: is there any solution to present an art-form for what has happened? I’m sure, there is no need for such a dimension which could be related to facist architecture and anti-tank defence. An alternative example in Frankfurt proves that: http://insellos.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/namensblcke/
    And there’s something more, I’m asking myself: Is there a Dutch monument related to what happened in Indonesia before and AFTER 1945?
    http://minahasato.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/touristen/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawagede_massacre
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Westerling

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  3. Geert Smits says:

    Ik moest even zoeken maar dit is de serie die ik vorig jaar november maakte. https://witchwithaview.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/4564/

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  4. Mooie foto, ben benieuwd wat ik zal doen met dit onderwerp als ik in Berlijn ben.

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    1. Geert Smits says:

      Prachtige stad. Ik ga zeker terug om nog meer rond te dwalen

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      1. Ik was gelukkig om er te zijn in november 1989 toen de muur net open was maar nog niet ‘gevallen’. Heb er ook wat fotos van staan op mijn site. Wil graag weer terug om te zien wat er allemaal veranderd is en vooral wat dwalen door straten en zo maar schieten!

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