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The private sphere in times of dictatorship, 1939

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I found this photograph at the Topographie Des Terrors open-air museum in Berlin. It elicited a “holy shit” aloud from me.

I’m not 100% sure what the message is of this photo. Is it Nazi propaganda? Was it simply a day-in-the-life shot taken by a street photographer? Or, was it a photograph of resistance? I can see elements of all three in this shot, so I really don’t have the answer. It reminds me a great deal of that infamous 2011 Vancouver riots kiss-shot. And look at that blanket they’re lying on– looks like a concentration camp prison jacket.

In any case, my “holy shit” still stands.

Holy shit, you guys.

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One response

  1. Holy shit, you pretty much described my exact reaction!

    June 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM

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