I don’t know how often I have seen this picture but it is today it finally broke my heart.
I sat down and looked at it for a few minutes. Where before I only saw an woman, probably an elderly woman and 3 children walking towards the gas chambers.
What is so utterly disturbing about this is that they did not know what fate awaited them.
I cam clearly see their shies in the picture. Those shoes ended up in a pile of other shoes. Maybe were even sold on.
But what utterly devastated me is the innocence, one child is holding the hand of a younger child. I can only presume they are siblings.If I didn’t know the context in which this picture is places , I would think that it was a picture of a grandmother who is going to visit a family member or a friend with 3 kids who are reluctant to do so, but yet they do because they love their grand mother so much.
That is what I see in this picture, love. Love despite the hate that surrounded them.