Photohunt: Metal


The Europe Trip that I embarked on a few months ago, I must admit, was a very enlightening one for me. As someone who was raised in Asia, we did learn about the atrocities carried out by the Nazi and Japanese empire during the world war II, but somehow emphasis was put on the Asian side, and only this past year did I really understand the meaning of the Nazi Holocaust during the war.

This is the first of the two part series of pictures for this week's photohunt, titled metal. (Part 2 here)

This picture was taken in Auschwitz, Poland, where the Nazi German Concentration camp was built. This structure here can be found on a wall in which barbed wire surrounded.

As you can only imagine, barbed wire surrounded the whole concentration camp, locking people inside. Inside this camp hundreds to thousands of prisoners were kept at any one time. The worst thing was that there was an incinerator also in the premise, where prisoners are said to be whisked off to be killed.

Pictures like this should serve as a reminder of what mistakes people have done in the past, and what lesson we can take from it.

10 comments so far.

  1. -TNChick- March 24, 2008 at 3:36 PM
    I love the fact I learned something new from both parts of your PhotoHunt photos.
  2. Aleckii March 24, 2008 at 4:50 PM
    Tnchick: Well, that's the point of this series of pictures anyway, glad that you did.
  3. Anonymous March 24, 2008 at 10:33 PM
    Thanks Aleckii, I should move there.
  4. Bengbeng March 25, 2008 at 6:26 AM
    Concentration camps shud never be allowed to flourish again. never ever ever again!!!!!
  5. Mec March 25, 2008 at 10:14 AM
    it will sound weird to be envious of your trip to Auschwitz but i've really always wanted to see it ever since I saw a play based on it...

    and indeed, may we learn from it...

    (on a slighty similar note i saw the kilometer markers for the Death March here in the Philippines when we went to Bataan... it's simply chilling and humbling to realizehow hard it was for our ancestors)
  6. MmeHaydee March 26, 2008 at 12:08 AM
    i enjoyed viewing your picture entry for the theme and the fact that there's a huge history behind it.
    Thank you
  7. ipanema March 26, 2008 at 1:08 AM
    great subject! thanks for the visit. :)
  8. nina March 26, 2008 at 12:59 PM
    Thanks for sharing a little bit of history...
  9. Annelie March 29, 2008 at 8:07 AM
    Just looking at those pictures makes me scared. :(
  10. Aleckii April 7, 2008 at 2:34 PM
    bengbeng: You're right. NEVER AGAIN!

    Mec: Glad that you learnt something from this. We should raise awareness towards pieces of history like this, even when they are sometimes hard to swallow, to better ourselves for the future.

    ipanema, nina, mmehaydee: You're all welcomed!

    annelie: Well, I think that fear is a good response. It then makes you think, and thinking and learning is what makes us better people.

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