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TE purpose is to know the world through images...and these shall not only be restricted to beautiful monuments or amazing landscapes. Sometimes it is suitable to post "reflective" pictures in order to face also the darker side of our world and history.
That's what I did for the 150th in South Africa and for the 200 th in Germany.

This picture has been shot in the graveyard of Budapest Great Synagogue. I just add some info about the building and nothing more. I don't think there are enough - or at least suitable - words to comment.

In 1944, the Dohány Street Synagogue was included first in a military district, then in an internment camp for the city Jews. Adolph Eichmann turned it in a concentration point from which the Nazis sent many of the Budapest Jews to their extermination. Over two thousand of those who died in the ghetto from hunger and cold are buried in the courtyard of the synagogue. The synagogue was also used as a shelter, and towards the end of World War 2, the building suffered some severe damage from aerial raids during the battle for the liberation of Budapest.

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Additional Photos by Silvio Garda (Jeppo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645)
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