More often than not, I try to avoid WWII films. I mean, I've seen my share. So, naturally, for me to take the time (and expend the energy, because for obvious reasons, those kinds of movies can be exhausting) the movie must be top quality, must shed new light—not sentimental tripe.
A few have made it into my Netflix queue over the past couple of years (*update: Fateless, Downfall, Sophie Scholl, The Counterfeiters, Black Book — in order of appreciation, with the last title in a distant fifth), and so I figured I'd post this third round (see the first and second rounds) of photographs that are related to WWII. All shots were taken on a Canon AE-1 with Kodak E100VS (slide film). Click on an image to get a closer look.
The Reichstag building in Berlin. The burning of the building in 1933 served
as a major impetus for the Nazi party to suspend many rights and root out dissidents.
The New Synagogue in Berlin (built from 1859–66), site of the famous
standoff between a German police officer and a Nazi mob who were
attempting to destroy the building during the Novemberpogrom.
Shot of Buchenwald concetration camp, where the prisoner barracks
once stood, and, specifically, where Dietrich Bonhoeffer's barrack stood.
Most of the camp was demolished in 1950.
The ash containers of Buchenwald
The ovens of Buchenwald