Posts tagged ‘Holocaust’

January 28, 2015

life being so little and death so good to give

by ada

Hitlerjungen

Jagd auf uns

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ins Gesicht getreten

lag in seinem Blut 2

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April 4, 2014

what happens when we forget to remember?

by ada

The Vienna Project

February 9, 2014

Budapest – Shoes on the Danube Promenade

by ada

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November 10, 2013

Salzburg – Stolpersteine

by ada

Stolpersteine Salzburg Petersfriedhof

Stolpersteine Salzburg Förtsch and Neunhäuserer

Stolperstein Salzburg Theodor Kurtz 1

Stopersteine Salzburg Children

Stoperstein Salzburg Alfred Schulhof

Stolpersteine Salzburg Judengasse

Stoperstein Salzburg Anna Maria Wahl

Stopersteine Salzburg, Romani Children Schwarzgrabenweg 2

Stolpersteine Salzburg Johann and Marie Haslauer Jehova's Wittnesses

Stolperstein Salzburg Agathe Herzenberger

March 13, 2013

Dachau at dusk

by ada

I am very much like Keller, the hitman of some Lawrence Block stories: if I spend more than ten minutes in a town, I immediately start fantasising about living there. There are some strange places though where I just don’t get the feeling, and Dachau turned out being one of them. It is a nice, livable town with lots of green parks and abandoned gardens covered with snowdrops like it were delicate Persian rugs, but I simply just couldn’t picture myself living there, riding my bike on the streets and buying groceries at the Aldi shop. I’m not sure if it’s due to the proximity of the concentration camp – in fact, it is incorporated in the city, with kindergartens right next to the fence and living room windows looking at its alleys – because dealing with the past is necessary anyway and it’s rather a healthy way of doing that; but I found myself (totally unusually) not wanting to move there.

And a small but very typical detail: of all of my coworkers, the only one who approved my visit to the Dachau concentration camp, was  a practising Muslim and second generation Turkish immigrant. This fact tells tales of the Austrian mentality, which is rather like “oh no, I don’t go there, it’s not nice, I don’t want to see such things, they aren’t pretty”.  

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dachau roofs

Dachau bus stop

Dachau church

Dachau Widerstandplatz

Dachau Pfarrplatz

Dachau church

Dachau Wieningerstrasse

Dachau antiquity

Dachau Hexengasse

Dachau Hofgarten

Dachau Hofgarten

Dachau Schloss

Dachau view

March 13, 2013

and death shall have no dominion

by ada

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April 15, 2012

Budapest – March of the Living 2012

by ada

April 15, 2012

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by ada

16. April is Holocaust Remembrance Day in Hungary – it was the day when Hungarian Jews were first forced into ghettos in 1944. The March of the Living, an annual memorial walk takes place the evening before.

February 25, 2012

365/56

by ada

Holocaust memorial for the people shot into the Danube during the last few months of WW 2. Life was relatively safe in Hungary until the spring of 1944 due to the fact that of both the prime minister and the governor of Hungary were unwilling to participate in the organisation of the deportations. Only after the forced resignation of the minister and the capturing and detention of the governor’s son in concentration camp Dachau, genocide begun, but then with great efficiency. Holocaust in Hungary lasted actually only a few months but it was still time enough left to kill more than 600 000 people.

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