Trying to please the monsters.

History of Sorts

I was watching a documentary last night called” Lost Home movies of Nazi Germany”. The documentary contained footage taken by German civilians and German soldiers.

Some of the footage was truly horrendous but other parts of the footage appeared on first glance quite pleasing. For example it showed a young attractive woman dancing topless for some German soldiers.

However when I thought about it later and put it in context, those pleasing images suddenly became very disturbing. The film material was taken in the USSR during operation Barbarossa , and the young woman dancing was a Gypsy girl. It occurred to me that she wasn’t dancing half naked because she enjoyed it, she was dancing because she thought it would please the monsters that had invaded her village. In her culture as in many other cultures women would not show themselves naked in front of men, unless it was their…

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