breendonk

“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”
― Primo Levi

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(fort breendonk, willebroek, belgië)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at various settings, edited through a veil of tears in lightroom cc and silver efex pro 2*

19 thoughts on “breendonk

  1. Wow. I looked up Breendonk to learn a little more about it. I bet it was eerie being there. I have been to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and it was very emotional. Your pictures are haunting.

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    1. Thank you Tildy, yes it was haunting, I also visited the DC exhibition back in 2008 and yes it was very emotional, although the site today seemed more real in some ways and more horrific because it exposed the reality of how the community was torn apart by what happened, I had not realised that some of the guards were Flemish and not just from the occupying German forces, and that was hard to take in…

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  2. Tildy is right. Haunting is exactly the right word. These photos take my breath away and really make you stop and think about what happened. I can only imagine how powerful it was to be there.

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    1. Thank you Desley, it was deeply moving, I walked around the site first and took photos, then I walked around again slowly, listened to the audio commentary and felt, well, felt things that scared me.

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