Two of my most popular posts are titled ‘Crucify’ and ‘Concentration Camps’. They tend to rip off rather than offer sympathy to the situation. I do have a dark sense of humor…so that is most probably part of the problem. I think that History tends to ‘forget itself’. For example if you think of events in this century, like the Holocaust they still feel close to us, and our emotions are close to it. Although if you start turning the clock further back to events like the Spanish Inquisition, or the Crusades…your heart isn’t in the same place.
Here’s a reminder of what some of us might’ve forgotten. I’ve added some photos, looking back at an era so far away, its kind of difficult to put yourself there, although its still there.
I’ll start off with a happy moment. These are survivors of one of the Concentration Camps. Note the people in striped clothes are the prisoners. It’s lovely to see a smile on their faces. I assume the Officer walking with them is either American or British, since they were the Nations who put an end to the war.
Women trying to cook for themselves.
Here’s some children at Concentration Camps. I noticed their faces had a heaviness to them.
(Right): German civilians were forced to carry away the shriveled bodies of the camp’s victims.
(Left): Dead and dying lay all over the ground as the 418th entered the camp.
These are orphans at one of the death camps.
These are German troops marching through the streets.
I’ve been highly criticized for the comic I posted under this subject. You could say that this is a message to say I do have a heart, and I do see the horror, although I don’t believe you can hold onto life to seriously cos if you do, something’s gonna blow. I won’t deny the horror of WWII, I’ll say that much. In the end its all opinion.