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Joao III Soap Processing Plant...
20-APR-1889 Hitler

Joao III Soap Processing Plant...

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Michael Weinberg16-Feb-2009 18:36
Hello Eldar. This is a most hauntingly brilliant work which connects and explains some of the historical dots which ultimately led to the Holocaust. The intense religious zealotry of Portugal's John III (Joao III) and his well known persecution against Jewish merchants of the early 1500s, a continuation and expansion of the Spanish Inquistion, was indeed a model and a precursor to the villainous deeds of Hitler, Eichmann, Goebbels, Himmler and their ilk. Your fiery, yet gloomy rendition of this photo connecting German industrial precision to an intensely darkened sky, serves us all as a reminder of man's infinite, and historically demonstrated, ability to be monstrously cruel towards our fellow man. It is difficult to view this photo and reading your comments without weeping.... this work pierces both my soul and my flesh .......... directly and irrevocably to my inner core..... and Eldar, O learned one, I thank you for that. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana, 1905. Zy Gezundt Mon Ami. Michael.
Eldar Kadymov14-Aug-2008 01:34
Because of oily and greasy sinners, as well as roasting & boiling skillets and pots...
Ann Cleeves12-Aug-2008 01:03
MMmm....very armageddon-ish! Impressive. Why do they need soap in hell?
Marcia Colelli10-Aug-2008 23:09
wonderful and eerie effect V