Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Banality of Evil

The New Yorker provides a slide show of some photographs, which surfaced last year, from the album of the adjutant at Auschwitz. Most of them are of the staff, not the victims, and the mundane nature of many of the scenes makes them especially chilling.

2 Comments:

At 7:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael,
Thanks for posting this. Yet another proof that evil exists and that "normal" people can (and do) participate.

Fred, Houston

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Fred,

You're correct. I find photos like these to be even more disturbing than many of the pictures that we see of the camps.

Michael

 

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