Monday, November 10, 2008

Something for all of us to chew on

Auschwitz through the lens of the SS: Photos of Nazi leadership at the camp

A photo album shows life at the retreat at Auschwitz. Laughing girls. Sing-alongs. All alongside the gassing.

Remarkable. And instructive. It's so easy to just dismiss the Nazis as monsters, as if they were Bond villains.

Real evil wears a different face.

Is it the face we see in the mirror?

HT: Conversion Diary

1 comment:

WKen said...

Wow ...

You're right. We tend to think of someone this evil as being a comic book villain ... the Nazi Red Skull or something hideous and evil-looking or with a name like Doctor Doom.

Photos from a concentration camp, with pretty dancing girls and an accordion.

That's a sobering thought.