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Sixty Years Later by digitalfrrreak Sixty Years Later by digitalfrrreak
People should not forget.

I had meant to take a picture of one of these things for a while. I had seen many of them painted on the walls on the road I usually walk down to go to school, but by the time I had finally taken my camera along, somebody had sprayed over the Kreuz, covering all of them.
Now, I wanna express some considerations about this: first, whoever did this perhaps, and I repeat, perhaps, was the random kiddo who did not exactly understand what he was doing and did it just because it would have made him feel "cool". Like, "I'm cool cos I did something which goes against everybody's common sense and judgement", and that's all - at least I hope so. Because if that wasn't the case, then whoever did this did it because he had meant to do it for real, as in, really believing in what he was doing, and that is the utmost shameless thing one could ever do. I really mean it. And it saddens me that even today, sixty years later, people still dare to think that what the Nazis did could be even remotely right. And somehow I'm ashamed to live and be part of a society which still allow such thinking, which still has this sort of thoughts, especially considered that whoever did this had most likely to be a youngster, or - even worse- a group of youngsters of about my age. It's so ugly, so bad, so completely awful and wrong.
I'm glad one day, while walking in a completely different zone of the town, I found this one symbol still intact. I was lucky to have the camera with me as well.

People should not forget, people should not accept, people should not forgive what has been done there.
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Skiethos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Don't worry guys, even if the Nazis did win WW2 they would have a whole lot of trouble keeping the regime in one piece. Add to that the fact that every disaster that comes that way would now only find them to pound. Even they would be suffering as, natural disasters, disease, and accidents start to claim some of them. All of them would get the same treatment as everyone else in the world trying to get a handle on things they can and cannot control.
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X-chromosome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I supprot the message of this pic. Besides it is nice :aww:
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digitalfrrreak Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Thank you! I appreciate that :thanks:
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X-chromosome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
=)
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flowerinwhite Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
very well wrote "I´m ashamed to live and be part of a society wich still allow such thinking..." oh yes, I agree. But vor 60 years that thinking was for so much people normal, it really scares.. What can we expect from such a humanity? We never know when a new sick person disposes the whole nation to do such a big crime.
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digitalfrrreak Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
Thanks.
Isn't it crazy just how far one single person can go ! Let's just hope that some day we'll come across someone who will be able to drive people out of warfare instead of straight in for a change...
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inalittlewhile Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
yeah,ganz geils konzept..würkli glunge! nice,+fav für di ;)
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digitalfrrreak Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
Danke schön ! :D
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inalittlewhile Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
bitte schön ;)
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deedee20382 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Good news! Ne ho visti ben 2 in via Bossi!!! Non hanno uno sfondo artistico come questo, ma CI SONO!!!
Magari domani ripasso e faccio un paio di foto col natel, così, per la cronaca...
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damagedimage Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
i really like this picture. its simple but real effective, good composition colour and nice tones on the black and white.
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nebpixel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Student
What a powerfull sign ! :hug:
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DarkFenix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Outstanding concept!!! Yes people should not forget or forgive!

Great shot! ;)
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:icondigitalfrrreak:
digitalfrrreak Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Thanks, and yeah I'm generally for forgiveness, but definitely not in this case !
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DarkFenix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
I agree...I mean..people have to be really stupid to live in this day and age to belong to a neo-nazi group!
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AzureGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005   Photographer
new background.. great capture!
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digitalfrrreak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
Thanks a lot (for the :+fav: too !)
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AzureGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005   Photographer
hehe no prob.. you deserve it :P
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amagawa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005   Photographer
DF:
Very dynamic photo; the high-contrast and heavy grain aids your message with good effect. Thank you for putting it in context. I agree with you regarding the Nazi's actions, but I also feel that people should be able to express their thoughts, however contradictory they are to that of the established society, in a civil manner. Otherwise, arbitrary supression may result in a very Orwellian world.
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digitalfrrreak Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005
I know, I'm generally for freedom of expression too, though I've found it hard not to struggle when it comes to accepting thoughts which sympathise with the Nazis. Mind you, I'm not jew, nor have I got relatives who have suffered direct consequences of the war, but somehow this tragedy has struck me so deeply inside that knowing there is still people who think what they did was right - or worse, deny such dreadful things ever happened - just make me sick in the stomach.
Besides, those who sprayed over the symbol as a way of "protecting it" didn't really care about respecting what the one who painted the whole thing thought in the first place.
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amagawa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005   Photographer
I agree, and I feel the same way towards public displays of pro-Nazi views, but I am still willing to tolerate everyone of every opinion as diverse elements that make up our society. In the end, this is what it is all about: toleration will always be a crucial tool in maintaining a peaceful world. Had the Nazis tolerated Jews, none of this would have happened. From that perspective, I feel obligated to tolerate the prescence of pro-Nazis, however much I am in opposition of their views.
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digitalfrrreak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
I see your point.
I am generally a very tolerant and open-minded person, though I really cannot bring myself to accept pro-Nazis views. Guess it's my greatest weakness.
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Freedomized Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
i was utterly disgusted that there are people today that are still for the nazis and who refuses to accept that the wipe out of Jews did happen. There are like evidences in so many places yet they are adament to believe it.

I agree..people should not forget...
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digitalfrrreak Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
What you said !
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myjavamania Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
First of all,
I have to agree with you about the terrible things that happened 60 years ago. As you said, “People should not forget, people should not accept, people should not forgive what has been done there”.
AS far as the picture itself, I think it is really nice and it has a very nice message.
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:icondigitalfrrreak:
digitalfrrreak Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
Thank you, it's nice to see there's still some sense around :)
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
GJ on the spray-over, whoever did that!
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EpicArtiste Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
Nice photo! Where was this taken?
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digitalfrrreak Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
That'd be Lugano, Switzerland. Thanks !
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