Friday, July 20, 2007

Dachau


Another effectiv euse of art. The jewish demon-spirit rising out of a synagoge with the house of worship given a demonic aspect too. Scary propaganda. Sadly, it also was effective.

This is the shower or cleaning room. the picuture is perfectly placed so that the images of the people appaer just where thy would have stood if you were standing in the photographer's place when it was taken. Eerie. And effective.

Looking out from the main office into the camp. The sculpture was placed later. It is quite tortured and chaotic. you can see the last standing baracks on either side of the tree-lined corridor and if you look very carefully, you can see the memrial to those who perished far in the bqackground. ther eare several memorials on the site. They aren't nearly as moving as the camp itself.

Um...this is in the wrong place. It's a church in a town in southern Germany that we went to just to get off the beaten path. they ahd a memorial listing all the people from the town that had disappeared, resisted or died durign the war. Just a little town, couldn't have been more than 500 people, but so many names!

This was in the memorial room at the end of the exibits. I simply thought it was an insightful piece of art.

I've always loved political cartoons. This one was in the first room of the Dachau administration building. The exhibits began well before Hitler was elected and ended a few months after the fall of the Third Reich. Notice the feather pen in the angelic being's hand. The Devil was the Nazi regime, stifling and sucking the blood/liberty out of Germany's press. Interesting that this cartoon showed up in the early 30's.

2 Comments:

At 3:50 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

More pictures? Looks like it was an awesome trip!

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger Meg said...

Yeah, i'm felling photo-y but my commentary didn't save. Now I need to update! Good to see ya!

 

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