Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The power of images
As a tease ... hinting at a future post about a "top secret project" ... check out Tim Atherton's Photo-Musings:
From the blog post: "The pictures are all from an album that belonged to SS-Obersturmführer Karl Höcker, who was Adjutant to SS-Sturmbannführer Richard Baer the Commandant of Auschwitz in 1944/45. The album was passed on to the Holocaust Museum in 2006 by a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who was a Counter-Intelligence Officer working in Germany at the end of, and just after the war. As part of the teams hunting down Nazi war criminals he had picked up the album in an abandoned apartment in Frankfurt."
"The album shows the ordinary side of barracks life (and ordinary is the right word here) for the troops running Auschwitz."
The tease: "... The court determined that Höcker had never been proven to be at the ramp."
Sit down and digest the blog posting. This is the power of images.
Want more? Check out Hitler's Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State by Götz Aly.