Auschwitz

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Apr 19 2020

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Category: Europe, Poland

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Aperture:f/16
Focal Length:31.8mm
ISO:800
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:DSC-R1

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Er ruft spielt süßer den Tod der Tod ist ein Meister aus Deutschland
er ruft streicht dunkler die Geigen dann steigt ihr als Rauch in die Luft
dann habt ihr ein Grab in den Wolken da liegt man nicht eng
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he yells play sweeter for death Death is a German-born master
yells scrape the strings darker you’ll rise through the air like smoke
and have a grave in the clouds there it won’t feel so tight
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From: Paul Celan, Todesfuge
(English translation: A.Z. Foreman)

Photo of the week: Extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The b/w photos, ‘preparation for selection’, were taken by the SS in 1944. Oswiecim, Poland 2007

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