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CIS construction workers, c.1962 There isn’t much that needs to be said here; the perilous position of every man in this shot, along the arm of a crane is a picture so far removed from contemporary construction it is almost unbelievable. It certainly calls to mind the dramatic pictures of New York construction workers of the 1920s and 30s.
Some part of the horror of the Holocaust derives from the cold casualness with which the Germans (and their allies) committed deeds of the most brutal and shocking violence. Despite the soul-rending pleas of these two peasant women, the soldier stood nonchalantly and executed both at point-blank range.